Mouths of the River review

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(from Mac Dunlop)

Just wanted to keep you up to date on the aftermath of the Mouths of the River poetry evening at Miss Peapod’s last Wednesday.

There was an audience of 35 people, and everyone seemed to enjoy it.
DM Thomas held the audience with the artfulness of his work, especially the intimacies of “Dear Shadows” which Bert Biscoe – another Cornish writer – has described as “nothing short of a masterpiece”, quite right too.
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Alyson Hallett introduced us to her inspiration for her collection “The Stone Library”, and to more recent writings like “Unsun”, some newer reflections on the meaning of inspiration itself.
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Victoria Field read eloquently from her collection “Many Waters” inspired by her residency with Truro Cathedral, and from some newer works in recently published anthologies.

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Even I read a poem and story or two,We raffled some signed artwork from my recent ‘True to Life’ exhibition held on the King Harry Ferry, along with two books donated from Fal Publications.

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Mouths of the River gave us time to consider the relationships between language and landscape, the fluidity of ideas, and how they flow through us.

Thanks go to Annie Lovejoy for coordinating the tickets, book sales, and the raffle. Unfortunately Rachel Heffer was called away at short notice, and wasn’t able to perform along with the Kea Community Singers, but I hope they can join us at another Poetry Point event in the future.

Finally thanks to the Fal River Festival itself, it has been invaluable to be promoted through their various networks and to share in the celebration of the river and the people of the Fal River and Carrick Roads.

here is a list of links if you want to find out more about any of the above:
Victoria Field www.falpublications.co.uk
Alyson Hallett www.thestonelibrary.com
DM Thomas www.don-whitehotel.blogspot.com
Fal River Festival www.kingharryscornwall.co.uk/festival
Rachel Heffer www.rachel-celticvoice.co.uk
Annie Lovejoy www.fieldsite.wordpress.com
Mac Dunlop http://sparror.cubecinema.com/macdunlop
I’ll keep you posted…xmac d.

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