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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Poetry Trust presents..Poetry at The Cut. CONNIE BENSLEY & DEAN PARKIN An irresistible mix of wit and heart.

The Poetry Trust presents..
Poetry at The Cut

Thursday 27 March at 7.30pm
The Cut, 9 New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk

An irresistible mix of wit and heart.

Connie Bensley never misses a trick in her poignant, funny takes on the everyday lives of men and women. She’s published six collections - her most recent, Private Pleasures, (Bloodaxe) came out last year. They're refreshing books that make you laugh out loud, that you can’t put down. A keen observer of human foibles and failings, but without malice or bile - she's continually startled by our absurd behaviour, her own included, and just has to share it. A huge favourite with audiences at the 2007 Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
Read one of Connie's poems at http:///

Her poems are sharp, intelligent, vulnerably immaculate, and they make much of their impact by pulling the shreds of whatever carpet remains from under your feet.
John Mole

Suffolk’s own Dean Parkin is currently poet-in-residence on BBC Radio Norfolk’s Roy Waller Show. His first short selection of poems Irresistible to Women (2003) contained offbeat, tender and entertaining stories of communication breakdowns. The human comedy develops and darkens – sisters’ boyfriends, domestic obsessions, deathbed misunderstandings – in the poems from his new second publication, Just Our Luck (The Garlic Press) which is launched tonight.
Sample some of Dean’s poems and ‘sonic tinkerings’ at www.myspace.com/deanparkinpoet

Tickets £7 from the Box Office at The Cut (open Tues-Sat 11am - 2pm) or ring 0845 6732123
Supported by the Limbourne Trust


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