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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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