Notes From A Bright Field by Rose Cook
Our latest poetry publication is Notes From a Bright Field by Rose Cook. Rose is one of the South West’s best-loved poets, and she will be reading from her new book at the Penzance Literary Festival this week.
Notes From a Bright Field is ‘a single quiet path, in and out’, capturing the transitory beauties of the everyday: a mother’s ashes imagined as ‘Lux flakes’; the ‘fruit-gummed glass’ of a cathedral. Where the poems’ themes are of nature, loss and the spiritual, these are grounded in concrete imagery like ‘the clack-clack of the shell and the bones’.
To find out more about the book and purchase a copy, please click here.
This month, poetry ezine Symmetry Pebbles are offering a copy of Philip Kane’s Unauthorised Person in a prize draw. All people have to do is subscribe for free at www.symmetrypebbles.com and put ‘Cultured Llama’ where it asks you where you found out about the website. A winner will be picked at random on 1st August.
Events and workshops
Cultured Llama authors are taking part in many events in the next few months, including readings during the Whitstable Oyster Festival, Penzance Literary Festival – both in July – and poetry and fiction workshops in October. Maggie Harris is leading a poetry workshop and performing during Black History Month in the Medway Towns in October, and Maggie Harris and Maria C. McCarthy will be delivering writing workshops during the Canterbury Festival.
Cultured Llama will also be part of the Free Verse Poetry Book Fair 2013 on 7 September at the Conway Hall, London. At the time of mailing, we are waiting to hear if we have a reading spot. If so, this will be a chance to hear five of our authors reading their work.
Details of all the above can be found by clicking here: Events.