Wednesday, May 07, 2008

CORNWALL: St Ives Literature Festival: Fal Poets

Wednesday 14th May 2008
8pm, St Ives Arts Club,
Westcott's quay,
St.Ives Cornwall TR26 2DY

St Ives Literature Festival - A Pride of Publishers

DM Thomas, Victoria Field and Jane Tozer

Three of the fal poets will be reading from their various collections. DM Thomas' Dear Shadows celebrates a lost era of village life in Cornwall and won the Holyer an Gof Award for outstanding literary merit. His revised, The Devil and the Floral Dance, set at the Helston Flora combines poetry and prose. Victoria Field's first collection Olga's Dreams received warm reviews ('delicious' Poetry London) and her second Many Waters is based on a writing residency at Truro Cathedral. Jane Tozer's Knights of Love is a new translation of the 'lais' of Marie de France, the earliest named woman poet in the French language. Her lais are rollicking song stories in the tradition of the Canterbury Tales. The Times described them as 'faithful to the world of Marie, representing her tone of wistful admiration and earthy humour... intense, obsessive, sad, fey and movingly sexy.'.

For more information and booking, telephone Bob Devereux on 01736 795003


Rachel Fox said...

I've not seen/heard Jem Rolls but after reading this I will definitely try and catch him somewhere somehow. Lovely enthusiastic review. I feel quite excited...even from this distance.

Steve McIntosh said...

Full details of the 2009 St Ives Literature Festival and an archive of 2008 events are on the festival website:

I'll be posting reviews, videos and photos day by day.