F O U N D M E – is the exciting new poetry pamphlet by Emma van Woerkom due for release on 22nd November 2016.
Emma is a Poet and Poetry Film Maker, Shared Reading Facilitator, winner of the 2015 Richard Booth Prize for Non Fiction and author of a Heritage Lottery Funded poetry pamphlet, Beside the Seaside. Her work has been published home and abroad in poetry magazines, anthologies and music albums. Her poetry films have be shown at Swindon Poetry Festival 2016 and she has performed her poetry at Bristol Festival of Nature and Bristol Poetry Can Openers, Words and Ears Festival (Bradford-on-Avon), Swindon Poetry Festival 2016 as part of the Ruth Stone House Party and for the last several years at Hay Festival as part of the Hay Writers .
Found Me is a collection of blackout poems, including accompanying images which Emma ‘discovered’ in the Hay Festival programme 2016.
Emma says, (the) “Hay Festival never fails to inspire and motivate me. As a poet and a member of the Hay Writers’ Circle I yearly set a self-styled Hay Festival Challenge to accomplish during the ten day span the festival is in its home town of Hay-on-Wye.
This year something new. I decided to use the Hay Festival programme as my sole source material and attempt to discover a-poem-a-day. To make it more difficult I only used one page per day and the words in order, as they appeared on that page. Perhaps Blackout Poetry in its purest form. Looking back, I think I must have been mad, but I succeeded – ten poems ‘reawakened’ in ten days.”
But why publish?
“I’ve decided to publish these poems in a pamphlet to encourage others to have a go at Blackout Poetry, also and more importantly, I’d like to help raise money to keep
Hay-on-Wye Public Library open and professionally staffed.
This means at least £1.00 from each copy sold will be given in donation to help maintain this valuable community library.”
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F O U N D M E by Emma van Woerkom is published by Read Fox Books, November 2016.
ISBN – 9780993256455 Price – £3.00 per copy (+p&p)
Available in Hay-on-Wye, online at Amazon UK and direct from the author.
Click here to order via Amazon (when launched)
****FIRST EDITION LIMITED TO 100 SIGNED AND NUMBERED COPIES****
So read poetry and keep Hay-on-Wye library open!