Poetry to the Rescue

Last Friday saw the launch of Chris Considine’s new book In Search of Home at a gathering of Cinnamon Press poets in Exeter with Jan Fortune and Adam Craig present. Dana Littlepage Smith, who has two Cinnamon collections, and I were reading.

It was a wonderful, intimate event in Dana and Nigel’s beautiful sitting room and it was a delight to hear Chris and Dana’s new poems. Chris’ book is a joy and lives up to its amazing cover so I am looking forward to reading that (now that I’m recovering from electionitis) and I think Dana must have a new book in waiting by the sound of it.

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I hope to show you more of this later. And here is Dana’s book

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And here are some not great photos of Jan Fortune and of my two friends (sorry).  I so enjoyed reading at this event: Jan’s wonderful introductions and very lovely to see poet friends gathered together to listen.

(I was also chuffed that six copies of my own A Handful of Water were sold.)

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About Rebecca Gethin

Rebecca Gethin is a poet and a novelist. Cinnamon Press published her third collection, All the Time in the World in 2017. Another pamphlet is forthcoming with Three Drops Press. Her second novel, What the horses heard, was published by Cinnamon Press in May 2014. Her second poetry collection - A Handful of Water - was published by Cinnamon in 2013. Her first - River is the Plural of Rain - was published by Oversteps Books in 2009. Her novel Liar Dice won the Cinnamon Press Novel Writing Award in 2010 and was published in 2011. She lives on Dartmoor and writes occasional pieces about wildlife and nature. Her poems appear in a variety of poetry magazines and in several anthologies.
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