AFTERNOON READERS : BIDS WILL BE ADDED TO THIS LIST AS THEY COME IN!
VERONA BASS : poems from her new Poetry Space pamphlet, dovetailed into the afternoon
AMA BOLTON : report from her journey to St Kilda’s & reading from the Odyssey in Greek
CLAIRE COLEMAN : 2/3 suggestions from list below still to be sent to Claire by Sue & will also be reading TEA TREE LAKE from The Listening Walk
MARGARET HEATH : lines from THAT NIGHT AT TROY ( see below )
ROSIE JACKSON : Cavafy’s ITHAKA
ANN PRESTON : Dorgan’s ITHACA FOR LEONARD COHEN
TESSA STRICKLAND : ICE HOUSE by Anne Michaels
CONOR AND ROGER WHELAN : OLD SHIPS by James Elroy Flecker
SHIRLEY WRIGHT : CIRCE by Carol Ann Duffy and her own poem POLURRIAN BEACH from The Listening Walk.
NB You will be able to find all the asterisked pieces on the internet. The indented pieces have already been reserved.
Margaret Atwood’s poem SIREN SONG*
K.N. Batiushkov’s poem : ODYSSEUS’ FATE*
Joseph Brodsky’s poem ODYSSEUS TO TELEMACHUS*
Cavafy’s poem ITHAKA* ( reserved for Rosie Jackson )
Theo Dorgan’s poem ITHACA FOR LEONARD COHEN * ( reserved for Ann Preston )
Carol Ann Duffy’s poem CIRCE* ( reserved for Shirley Wright)
James Elroy Flecker’s poem OLD SHIPS* ( reserved for the Whelans )
Matthew Francis’ poem CIRCUMNAVIGATION ( from his book Mandeville)
Louise Glück’s poem ODYSSEUS DECISION*
Chaim Gouri’s poem ODYSSEUS *
Ted Hughes’ only translation from Homer, ODYSSEY BOOK V, LINES 350 – 450 available in the Collected Poems ( Faber 2003)
T. E. Lawrence’s prose translation of THE ODYSSEY, recommended by Lesley Saunders, about which Lawrence said, “I have hunted wild boars and watched wild lions. Built boats and killed many men. So I have odd knowledges that qualify me to understand the Odyssey, and odd experiences that interpret it to me.”(Link here)
Michael Longley’s poems LAERTES, ARGOS and A BED OF LEAVES all in his ( Collected Poems 2006)
George Mackay Brown’s extract from THAT NIGHT AT TROY ( Loaves and Fishes Part I) (reserved for Margaret Heath.) See below.
Ulysses’ prow, over the formal waves.
Led him the long way home. He turned his head
And saw far back, far back, the burning town.
He thought for an idle moment that it looked
Like a red rooted rose, symbol of love.
The spray went glancing past. He could not tell
If the drop that stung his cheek was bitter sea
Or the sudden image of a woman weaving.
Derek Mahon’s poem CALYPSO
Anne Michael’s poem ICE HOUSE ( reserved for Tessa Strickland)
Edward Sackville West’s play THE RESCUE with illustrations by Henry Moore
Delmore Schwartz’s poem THE GREATEST THING IN NORTH AMERICA*
Charles Sorley’s poem LETTER FROM THE TRENCHES TO A SCHOOLFRIEND*
PLEASE MAIL ME AS MANY MORE SUGGESTIONS
for OUR 28th JULY AFTERNOON PRESENTATION AS YOU LIKE
and also YOUR BIDS TO READ ANYTHING YOU SEE HERE.