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October 2014: The Book of Love and Loss, eds R V Bailey & June Hall is out…! Sample it at YouTube
196 poets including laureates and the best-known/best-loved names in poetry today. Hardback. Not just a fine collection
but also to be the best-selling source book for funerals, memorials and other special occasions. 387 poems, of which 114
are by 48 poetry p f members… 50p from every copy sold goes to Parkinson’s Reasearch. Available in bookshops and online… (Waterstones, Amazon etc)


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latest on site:

Tanya Nightingale

Jemma Borg

Margaret Beston

latest new pages:

Rieve Atkinson

Malcolm Carson

Pauline Kirk

Jennie Osborne

Stephen Bone

Anthony Fisher

Rosalind Hudis (biog)


Comps & Calls

21 Dec: Sentinel;
30Jan: Torriano;
31Jan: Teignmouth,
Kent & Sussex,

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Second Light 2014

Frogmore 2014

poetry p f featured poet:    Anne Stewart

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Davy, 7, runs away to sea

The beach is anonymous, far from the damage people do.
Only the tide to listen and pay homage to, and follow it to Wherever,
far on the other side. Have faith, he tells himself. She – the honest
and loving sea – She’ll provide what’s needed. Enfoldment, a song
to soothe a troubled child, a fish or two. Get used to sand between the toes,
avoiding jellyfish, and there you are – safe and free and home and dry.
And there were omens. A tender breeze, a bright cold sun. They cooled
his bruised and broken skin and dried his eyes, calmed his frantic mind.
Seagulls in the white clouds wheeled away, calling ‘Come.’ ‘Come.’

Anne Stewart

published in anthology Running Before the Wind, 2013, Grey Hen Press,
ISBN 978-0-9552952-9-4