Sunday 17 March 2023 2.30-4pm
The Writers’ Block, The Ladder, 2-4 Clinton Rd, Redruth, TR16 5TF
Join Falmouth Poetry Group to celebrate the book launch of 2 new books by Penelope Shuttle and Alyson Hallett.
Penelope Shuttle lives in Cornwall. Lyonesse appeared from Bloodaxe Books, June 2021, and was long-listed for the Laurel Prize. Covid/Corvid, in collaboration with Alyson Hallett, was published by Broken Sleep Books, September 2021. Noah, a pamphlet, appeared from Broken Sleep Books in 2023. A new collection, History of the Child, is in preparation.
In Noah, Shuttle’s writing of animals, based upon a reading of a medieval mystery play about Noah and The Deluge, is connected and intertwined with current environmental concerns. The magic and richness of biblical stories is present as mythology rather than theology…This work brings the past into the present, and reimagines a better future.
Alyson’s latest publication is End of the Glacier, poems that respond to the glacier paintings of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. Her previous book was Tilted Ground, a book of poems and provocations that came out of a residency in a geology department. Alyson has curated the international poetry and public art project The Migration Habits of Stones for the past twenty years, and has sited stones with text carved into them in different countries around the world.
Falmouth Poetry Group:
|17th March 2024
|2:30 pm - 4:00 pm