Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"Poems From The Plucking Shed"

Last week Chester poet Gill McEvoy launched her new collection. It's called " The Plucking Shed" and it's published by Cinnamon Press.

I couldn't make the launch ( at Alexanders, where Gill and friends regularly hold their Zest! Open Mic evenings) but I called round at Gill's one evening for a cuppa, a chat and a copy of her book.

Some of her poems I knew already: from sessions at Zest!...and also from our Words/Biscuits afternoons, where Gill is one of our original Biscuits!

Her poems are crafted beautifully. Gill is a wonderful observer of detail, of memory...of the natural world, of the whole gamut of human feelings...

This is a very special collection.


Blogger Catherine said...

That book cover is beautiful - it would have made a fantastic cover for our poetry group's soon to be published next book (we are "The Poetry Chooks" so it is highly appropriate).
Let's hope our artist comes up with something wonderful, too!

12:14 am  
Blogger Jan said...

Hope you do have as nice a cover, Catherine! Send me a snap when you can.

9:06 am  

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