The Poetry Point and Mac Dunlop

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The Poetry Point Press offers an information hub for regional literature, and has developed its own in house book editing, design, publishing and production services that can provide authors with everything from initial consultation to sound engineering as well as publication. Get in touch to find out more by emailing

The concept of ‘The Poetry Point’ developed out of leading a series of writer’s workshops as part of a literacy project in 2008. The “Young Cultural Creators Project”(YCC) involved working with a Pupil Referral Unit, the Cornwall Records Office Falmouth Library, and Falmouth Art Gallery.

‘One of my main aims was to be able to give the young participants something to have at the end of the process. With a limited budget we were able to publish a small pamphlet of the student’s work, and present it to the Cornwall Records Office, who then archived it amongst their permanent collection. I came to understand better that words are not simply something that appear on the page as they are written, but are always part of many different forms of simultaneous language.  They are in part visual, in another way aural, in many ways they represent a language that maps the body as they do thought itself.’ m.d.


about the Editor:

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Mac is a professional member of the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE)founded The Poetry Point in 2008 – intended as a website portal to poetry and spoken word events and information in Cornwall and the SW. Since then along with  the artist and academic Dr. Annie Lovejoy he’s hosted the weekly Caravanserai Fireside Sessions of spoken word and music which take place every summer on the Roseland Peninsula.
Mac also works as a radio producer, recently developing scripts collaboratively in the community, and with Hall for Cornwall. His carefully crafted radio shows air on Cornwall’s The Source Fm, and on London’s Resonance FM. These include the regular series “MacD’s Unspoken Words” and “My Day Off” as well as one-off simulcast transmissions like his recent “The Wedding Party”.
Other commissioned works include the digital platform “Pieces of 8” – an interactive series of geo-positioned recordings of scripts, monologues, and poems. Finally, the short performance action, titled “I Don’t Know What it Means” which features here was written for and performed at The Exchange Gallery Penzance.
Mac also publishes as the Pluto Press Award winning cartoonist MacD.
His latest collection of cartoons and writing, “The Enigma Variations” is available online through the satirical website Politoons.


background information:

Creative Writing workshops and performance/producer experience in the following areas:

• Community Arts practice,
• Net Art,
• Film/Video making,
• Painting, Graphic Design
• Poetry/performance and publication.


KEAP, SketchHouse, Hall for Cornwall, Arts for Health Cornwall, Falmouth Art Gallery, Max Reinhardt Literacy Trust, W.I.L.D.

  • Writer and Producer

The Source FM/London’s Resonance Fm.

  • Promoter

Caravanserai, Parklive Festival.

  • Graphic Designer

The Enigma Deviations, Road to Automata, Politoons,

Recent Published Work:
The Enigma Deviations
Road to Automata

f.f.i. see:

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