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Tue, 19 Nov


Dorset Rural Music School & Shop

Three Voices; Poetry and Prosecco

An evening of poetry, performed by the outstanding trio of established poets. Refreshment available...

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Three Voices; Poetry and Prosecco
Three Voices; Poetry and Prosecco

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19 Nov 2019, 19:30 – 21:30

Dorset Rural Music School & Shop, The Close, Blandford Forum DT11 7HA, UK


About the event

Enjoy a scintillating evening of poetry, performed by the outstanding trio of established poets David Caddy, Val Bridge and Paul Hyland. 

Poet, travel author, broadcaster and magician Paul Hyland has published six poetry collections including Poems of Z, Kicking Sawdust and Art of the Impossible (Bloodaxe Books), and a guide for contemporary poets, Getting Into Poetry, hailed as a classic in the Times and Time Out. Many of his poems have been broadcast, set to music and engraved in stone and glass. ‘An archetypal poet, for whom language constitutes a world’ Lachlan Mackinnon Times Literary Supplement ‘An inventive, morally acute imagination’ Michael O’Neill Poetry Review ‘Highly individual...brilliantly conceived and expressed, though the brilliance is mysterious’ Anne Born Tears in the Fence.

David Caddy is a poet, writer, book editor and poetry mentor. He has published books of poetry, essays and travel writing. He has edited the independent international literary journal, Tears in the Fence since 1984, recently publishing issue 70. His most recent books include The Bunny Poems (ShearsmanBooks), So Here We Are: Essays on English Poetry (Shearsman Books) and Cycling After Thomas And The English (Spout Hill Press). He founded and organised the East Street Poets, the UK’s largest rural poetry group from 1985-2001. Through this organisation he presented poetry readings, workshops, residential writing weekends, walks, seminars, educational visits and the annual Wessex Poetry Festival. Since 2011 he has directed the annual Tears in the Fence Festival and run a monthly poetry workshop at the White Horse, Stourpaine. He is a poet of place and identity. He works as a mentor and editor nurturing and nourishing writers towards publication. 

Val Bridge I am of Russian-Latvian-Austro-Hungarian descent and have for a long time been fascinated by that area as it was in the time when my grandparents and mother were living in Eastern Europe. What I haven’t been able to uncover I have fabricated in my poetry: woods to evoke pictures of that time and the historical turmoil when events became unpredictable, life threatening and baffling, and emotions ran high as migration had to be the choice of many. My poems have been published in many small presses, been placed in competitions and I have a collection: ‘A Somersault of Doves’. 


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