The hole in the wall
A little boy looks into a dry stone wall and imagines who might inhabit it. Poem with illustrations. A6 softback (postcard size) 24 pages.
Words and illustrations by Ann Perrin
Produced by The Dry Stone Walling Education Project
The Puppeteers Daughter
The poems explore the complexity of life as the daughter of marionette makers and performers. There are poems concerned with life, love and loss, also the seaside, artists, allotments and the eccentricities of life.
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Don’t Throw Away the Daisies (illustrated)
Ann’s poetry covers the big topics of love and death with originality. Take for instance the title poem which is full of surprises yet also wonderfully poignant.
- Here we go Christmas again and a bit lost for words …
- My poem ‘Seeing’ is about problems with my sight and of course a little general chit chat.
- The puppets that went to the Palace and moving to Eastbourne!
- On World Puppetry Day, thinking about the part of my life spent treading the boards.
- Strange times – celebrations – love – loss and poetry
- More life and times of ageing puppeteer, writer and poet.
- My poem translated into Italian – Bluebells – Garden – Memoir.
- March – another month is flying by…
- Emerging from the chaos of 2020 inevitably older but wiser?
- Telegoons – based on The Goon show – their role in my downfall!
- Creativity – lockdown – but everything is the garden is lovely!
- Talking to myself – pictures – poems
- Early summer in the garden. Pictures -puppet – poems
- Memories – VE day in Balmore Street London N.19 and poetry.
- Happy Easter
- The way the brain may cope with self isolation –
- A magical mother – pictures – poems – stories.
- Hands upon hands and so expressive.
- Signs of spring in Saltdean despite wild weather…
- A garden poem and love the marionettes!
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The Handkerchief Tree in Postman’s Park
The leaves have turned white at last! We have travelled up twice from Brighton hoping to see it’s full glory and have met some more interesting visitors to the park along the way. We have also seen a very des … Continue reading
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Up to London to The Troubadour
Coffee-house in Brompton Road tomorrow where they serve fantastic meals, wine and coffee and which I think is one of the best poetry venues in London. … Continue reading
Lost landmarks and getting old
I was so sorry to see that the garden next to the Garden Museum near Lambeth Palace was boarded up last week with posters that proclaimed mega money going into improvements. This means it will not be open again until … Continue reading
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Art and gardens, gardens, gardens!
Whether you are interested in art, love gardens or just need cheering up the latest exhibition at the RA is wonderful and includes paintings by Monet, his gardens and waterlilies but also works by Renoir, Cezanne, Pissaro, Manet and many others. … Continue reading
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Frank Stella makes his mark outside the RA
A new large-scale sculpture by Frank Stella Hon RA, one of the most important living American artists, is on display in the Annenberg Courtyard. Huge panels offer an ever changing kaleidoscope of mirrored images and colour. Inside the … Continue reading
Sunset over the Thames
from the train window at Victoria.
Out of the Blue at Troubadour
It may be a bit of a trek from Brighton but poetry at the Troubadour in Brompton Road is well worth a visit. The last reading before Christmas was a chance to forget winter blues. Although the theme for the … Continue reading
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Not enough money for Minneapolis?
Not to worry when you can pop along to Coffee -house poetry at the Troubadour in Brompton Road and learn something of the the life, times and pre-occupations through the poetry of poets from ‘across the pond’. We discover that Tim Nolan … Continue reading
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Dylan Thomas lived in my glove compartment.
Pics from the publicity for the Dylan Thomas: In my craft. ‘A Poet in the City’ event at Kings Place yesterday. Here we were invited to follow Dylan Thomas from Swansea to London and New York in biographical details and poetry. … Continue reading
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