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Oriel Davies Gallery
The Park, Newtown
Powys SY16 2NZ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1686 625041
Fax: +44 (0) 1686 623633
Email: desk@orieldavies.org
Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm
Free Admission

Book Launch & Poetry Night

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Join Writer-in-Residence at Oriel Davies, Chris Kinsey and friends for the launch of Chris’ third poetry collection, Swarf published by Smokestack Books. An evening of wine, chat and readings.

For more about Chris and her work click here >

Thursday 15 September 7.30pm
Tickets £5. Booking on 01686 625041 or email desk@orieldavies.org

Readings by:

Chris Kinsey was BBC Wildlife Poet-of-the-Year in 2008 but many of the poems in her new collection are about human nature. ‘Kinsey shows a real talent for reading the lives of others with an excitement that infuses the experience with vitality and vicarious joy.’ John Ballam, Cold Mountain Review, USA.

Kaite O’Reilly is an award-winning playwright. In March 2011 she won the Ted Hughes Poetry Prize for her version of Aeschylus’ Persians which was performed by the National Theatre of Wales on the Epynt M.O.D. firing ranges in August 2010. ‘Poetry crosses time, the old play becomes the new poetry. Here's the truth of language colliding with the clichés of politics and the advertisement of war. This verse play is entertainment, challenge and a lie detector.’ Judges of the Ted Hughes Award.

R.V. Bailey has published three solo collections and (with her partner UA Fanthorpe) From me to you - Love Poems. ‘Her unerring ear for language is a particular delight.’ Ann Drysdale. ‘Poignant and clear-sighted lines’, Lesley Duncan, Herald Scotland about The Losing Game (Mariscat Press), which is in memory of UA Fanthorpe.

Andy Croft, publisher of Smokestack Books, has written eight collections of poetry and over forty books for teenagers and writes a regular poetry column in The Morning Star. ‘Croft is on the side of the human and the losers in history’s great struggles against hypocrisy and false accounting.’ Terrible Work.‘Wit and brio.’ The Guardian.

Jane Dards has poems in publications as various as The Spectator, The Oldie, Iota, Envoi, Orbis and Shropshire Butterflies (Fair Acre Press). She regularly performs her poetry.