Current Newsletter No. 48, June 2019
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Since the newsletter was born out of Norman’s and my poetic exchanges and our work together as daily practising poets, I decided for the final editorial to share with you a couple of our direct dialogues, showing our simple joy in love and poetry alike.
A review by Grahamstown poet Harry Owen on Mark Tredinnick's The Land's Wild Music strikes a note to resonate the important things long beyond this letter and ourselves.
May you enjoy Mari de Beer's careful angles of voice and perspective in a selection of five poems she kindly submitted for this final letter.
The Hogsback Winter Celebrations includes a poetry, stories and songs gig, which is the second event of its kind The Rose Theatre has hosted. Happening on Saturday, 27th July 2019, 6-7pm, it would be lovely to see your faces there around the fire with us.
As for the launch of Greater Matter, I have teamed up with the Hogsback Spring Festival organisers, and can finally confirm the launch date - namely: Saturday 12th October 2019, 11-11:45 a.m. in the Vula Vista Conference Centre at The Edge Mountain Retreat. Please do diarise this date and treat yourself to a garden tour amongst other activities while you are here.
The new Ecca book, provisionally entitled Staying Hungry, is underway, and is likewise scheduled to be launched in spring. Please tune in to this Page, Twitter and Instagram accounts , to keep abreast of the exact date and time, as well as other news from the Hogsback poetry scene.
I thank all readers for your support of this newsletter, contributions, participation, enthusiasm, questionings, questings, and love.
Thank you to Leigh Barrett for hosting Give Your Writing The Edge Newsletters online since December 2016. To read, click perspectivepublications.wordpress.com/give-your-writing-the-edge/?fbclid=IwAR3eyAg332VVDbX7idN4YDTTAw178bEi2PbuaW5WSKdfKGcdjNVyml_KFkc
Long live the Muse.
Yours in fellowship