Saturday 12 March 2011

Poetry Matters (17): Bloodaxe Launches in Swansea

The Church Clock at Haworth, by the Brontë Parsonage

We have enjoyed a very literary weekend here in Swansea, with the launch at the Dylan Thomas Centre of 'Being Human', the new Bloodaxe anthology edited by Neil Astley. This book follows on from its highly popular predecessors, 'Staying Alive' and 'Being Alive'. Neil gave a reading with Penelope Shuttle, followed by questions, an interval, and then the Swansea launch of Penelope's stunning new Bloodaxe collection of poems based around the subject of time, 'Sandgrain and Hourglass'. I was privileged to return to the DTC on Saturday morning for a stimulating and enjoyable workshop with Penelope.

P.S. The clock tower is in Yorkshire ... I liked the idea of a time piece with literary connections!

1 comment:

The Solitary Walker said...

What a wonderful weekend you have had, Caroline. Yes, I remember those other Bloodaxe anthologies. An amazing poetry-publishing house - long may it continue.