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Wordfringe 2008
Pushing Out the Boat
Everything but the Truth
Shetland Night
All Said and Dunne
Poetic Off Licence
Exploring Narrative Voices
New York Dialogues and Island Blethers
Four Paris Poets
Open Poetry Night
Building a Character through Dialogue
How to move your work forward
Ron Butlin with Aberdeen Writers' Circle
Poetry Scotland on the Road
Writing and Performing in Practice
Spirit of the Deveron
Poems of Quality
AB24: Poems from a Postcode
Poetry and Music of All the Faiths
Hooked by Emerald Froth
Demented Eloquence & Wordcraft Slam
Banchory Young Poets
Family Snaps
A Celebration of Childhood

Poems of Quality

Anne Ryland and Rhoda Michael, with Haworth Hodgkinson, Olivia McMahon & Judith Taylor

Thursday 22 May 2008

Books and Beans [Venue 1]

Anne Ryland and Rhoda Michael

Anne Ryland & Rhoda Michael at Books and Beans

Photo by Roger Barnett

Just as the programme announced — Poems of Quality!

Anne Ryland who lives in the Borders recently celebrated the publication of her collection Autumnologist from which she read most elegantly to a large and appreciative audience hooked on every word. Anne Ryland does not just write poetry, she explores poetry taking the written word to a new summit, opening new windows, shedding light on the world through her fresh and most original voice.

Rhoda Michael who is currently editor of Northwords Now read from new work in progress on the life of Abraham's elder son Ishmael. There is an almost photographic quality to Rhoda's poetry with a strong story that stands alone and should not have required such a lengthy introduction. However she was warmly received — an excellent support for Anne.

Guest poets were favourites Judy Taylor who read as beautifully as ever, and Haworth Hodgkinson with his thought provoking short poems and woodwind instrumentation, with Olivia McMahon whose wit and wisdom captivated us once more.

Keith Murray

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Books and Beans


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