Writing (and reading) ‘A White Year’

The poems in A White Year form a narrative: a year in the life of a child from the Iron Age lake village at Glastonbury.  Many of the details in these poems are taken from the Glastonbury excavation reports, but the events themselves are of course imagined.  In this article, published on Wales Arts Review, I introduce the pamphlet and discuss some of the challenges in constructing a plausible poetic narrative from archaeological remains.

I will be giving a short reading from A White Year at Ye Olde Murenger House, Newport, on Wednesday 12th July at 7.30pm (a fund-raising evening for Cwtsh arts centre).  All are very welcome.


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