Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Poetry on the Lake Festival, 2018



                                      The island of San Giulio from Orta SG, N.Italy,
                                                Poetry on the Lake Festival

Delighted that my poem 'The Proposition' came third in the themed category of the Poetry on the Lake competition,  the theme being 'Cinema'. Mine is on the silent film star, Asta Neilson, in Berlin 1933 (which, of course, came out of my recent stay in Berlin.) And to my great surprise the ever generous organiser, Gabriel Griffin provided a prize for me - an extremely stylish real leather Italian handbag made locally. Wow. Not the usual sort of prize poets get! Who knows, it may start a trend.

My fellow travellers from Edinburgh took First place in the formal category- Anne 

Ballard, and second place in the cinema category  - Sean Martin.  

There must be some magical, poetic link between Edinburgh and Orta San Giulio. It was 

great to hear their poems and have their company over the festival as well as meeting up 

with other poets who come year after year- brilliant sunshine this year.




Poets outside the Pallazotto, Orta San Giulio. 
L to R, Anon, Dorothy Yamamoto, Elizabeth Rowe, Miriam Calleja, me, Peter Duff, Anne Ballard, Christopher North, Sean Martin, Sarah Barr, Jane Burn (Winner of the Open Category, the Wyvern) and Gemma.

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