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Exclusive Reading from National Poet at Mayfield

Published Monday 22nd of October 2012 05:02:34 PM

National Poet for Wales, Gillian Clarke, visited St Leonards-Mayfield School, East Sussex on Tuesday 9 October, as part of the School's inaugural International Poetry Festival, held in conjunction with the respected international poetry journal, Agenda.

Ms Clarke's poetry reading was attended by enthusiastic pupils from the School, as well as members of the local community. During her visit, she gave an exclusive reading of a new poem she had just written about the missing girl, April Jones, entitled 'Daughter'. Head of English at the School, Mrs Natasha Evans commented 'It was an enormous privilege to welcome Gillian Clarke to Mayfield, and our students greatly appreciated the opportunity to hear her speak about her long career as a poet, and to learn how poetry can be current, and remains relevant to our lives.'

The Agenda/Mayfield International Poetry Festival continued at Mayfield until Sunday 14th October with literary talks, readings, workshops and art exhibitions provided by an impressive line-up of writers, artists and poets who had travelled from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Chester and the West Country.
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