Chris Kinsey - BBC Nature Poet of the Year

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Chris Kinsey - BBC Nature Poet of the Year

Time: June 3, 2010 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre Book shop
Event Type: poetry, reading, and, book, launch
Organized By: Kaite O'Reilly
Latest Activity: May 26, 2010

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On Thursday 3rd June, 6.30 p.m.
The Bookshop, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
Chris Kinsey will read from her new collection:
Cure for a Crooked Smile, published by Ragged Raven Press.

Chris Kinsey’s Cure For A Crooked Smile from Ragged Raven Press continues
to enhance her reputation as a wildlife poet of the first order.
Peter Finch (The Western Mail)
Chris Kinsey was BBC Wildlife Poet of the Year 2008. In 2009 her play Feathering the Dark was given a rehearsed reading in Aberystwyth Arts Centre’s Travelling Light ii Festival.

Reviews of her previous collection Kung Fu Lullabies:

“There is a satisfying physicality...The tone is refreshingly dry with an edge of wit: no saccharine or flabby first-collection confessional stuff here....The collection as a whole is surprisingly uplifting. There is a freshness of imagery, an exactness and delicacy of diction, especially of verbs.”
Christine Evans (Tears in the Fence)

“This laconic poetry has a voice of its own – a fresh voice. It uses words as if they have just been invented.”
U A Fanthorpe.

“The writer has an artist’s eye, not only picking out fine detail, but excavating it for meaning.”
(Jan Fortune-Wood, Coffee House Poetry)

Free admission and glass of wine.

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