26th April 2018, The Swan Hotel, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LN
Thank you to everyone who took part in the Words & Ears fest last week! On Thursday in Bradford on Avon, Cora Greenhill's gorgeously sensual poetry took us on our travels, from South Africa in the company of a green mamba, to 'pock-marked college walls' in Nigeria, to Crete, where we met Artemis and her delinquent brother Apollo. Fellow guest poet Tony Curtis's work wound around Wales, with a considered look at Valley funerals and, most powerfully, at the Aberfan disaster, 'the distant howls of men'. Cora was our guest poet the following night, too, this time at Valentine Clays in Stoke-on-Trent, where there were some powerful synchronicities between her work and that of sculptor Liz Watts, whose installation Beached provided our gorgeous backdrop for the evening. Thanks to everyone who took part in both events - Rosie Jackson, Rose Flint, Mark Sayers, Dru Marland, Paul Brokensha, Rachael Clyne, John Hawkhead, Brian Reid, Michelle Diaz, Peter O'Grady, Tom Forrest, Nigel Guy, John Powell, B Anne Adriaens, Verona Bass, Linda Perry, Lynn Tammadge, June Palmer and Mel Wardle Woodend.