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Here's our fantastic line-up for the relaunch of Trade Winds, the Evergreen Dartmoor Gathering: Story from: Alice Courvoisier ( Prose from: Anna Lunk

Poems from:

Veronica Aaronson Jane Aaronson Sheila Aldous Edward Aldous

Sue Profitt Susan Taylor James Turner Simon Williams Philomena Wynne

Songs from:

Malcolm Baldwin Jeff Cornish Zoe Marriage Simon Williams

After a whole eight months in hibernation, Trade Winds is shaking off the autumn leaves and rustling into life on Zoom! Simon and Susan are delighted to welcome a whole charm of talented performers to this session hosted by Teignmouth's Poetry at the Mill with Veronica Aaronson. Watch out here for more Trade Winds monthly events in 2021 If you'd like to hear a good old Dartmoor tradition, which is Trade Winds, blowing in with some festive spirit, please send me a message via <Contact> on this website... then I will be able to send you the Zoom link. Trade Winds is a free event, always!

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Updated: Nov 17, 2020

Tuesday 17th November at 7.30pm

Open Competition Winners, Jo Haslam, Lisa Kelly & Tim Waller, plus Teignmouth winners, Liz Diamond, Edward Aldous & Mark Cooper share their winning poems & others in this celebratory evening, which also includes readings from the judges, Hannah Lowe (Open Competition) & Susan Taylor & Simon Williams (Teignmouth Competition). The winning poems, 'The Kiss' by Jo Haslam and 'Harvesting with my Granddaughter' by Liz Diamond, although quite different in many ways, capture the profoundly tender moments of love between a grandmother and granddaughter. You can checkout these exquisite poems here:

Poetry Teignmouth are also delighted to welcome three other guest readers, their main judge, Hannah Lowe and the local judges, Susan Taylor & Simon Williams to this grand evening of Poetry at the Mill hosted by Veronica Aaronson and Virginia Griem on Zoom. Hannah Lowe was one of 20 Next Generation British poets in 2014. She has published 2 collections and 4 chapbooks, her most recent being The Neighbourhood (Outspoken Press, 2019). Husband and wife poetry team, Susan Taylor & Simon Williams have been writing since their teens and have seventeen published collections between them, including a co-authored pamphlet, The Weather House, published in 2017 by Indigo Dreams. Find more details here:


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What if we can't save the Earth? But if the Earth could save us. I'm excited to be part of this moving and powerful event, where Liv Torc, one of the four Siren Poets launches this bumper new poetry anthology, with live performance from many of the forty poets featured in the book. We all joined Liv in a creative quest to uncover lessons the Earth sent us during lockdown. She says "The aim was to unearth poetry on the tip of the tongue of the world by looking at signs and metaphors in nature... we like to think that this book is by the Earth. We just took time to listen." Having really enjoyed being a participant in both this project and Liv's original haiflu project during lockdown, I can guarantee that this book will be uplifting and eye-opening in equal measure. I'm just one of a group of poets who are really grateful for the time they've spent with Liv, as she continues her generous and life-affirming work - almost exclusively on Zoom - since our world of performance poetry has been turned inside out and upside down. Do join us if you can - everyone who buys a ticket will get a copy of this amazing book in the post. Here's the link

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How do poems start as fledgings and where do they go when they fly the nest?

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