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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Flying the Pighog/Red Hen flag again!
Well! Brighton on 26th March it will their regular monthly poetry and open mic night. On 7th April it will be time to put your hands together and whoop with joy, for Mimi Khalvati and Jackie Wills in conversation. Michaela Ridgway … Continue reading
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Pighog – Red Hen – Red Roaster – what a combination!
Well luckily it’s nothing to do with farmyards just the first of the new season of poets, innovative spoken word and open micers doing their thing. Pighog now taken over by Red Hen continues to thrive. Michaela Ridgway, ready … Continue reading
Pighog poetry at The Redroaster – always worth a visit.
Pighog with the popular compere Michaela Ridgway. All part of ‘Pighog Plus’ and this week, Astrid Alben opened the programme. A warm personality and lyrical style. The audience warmed to her immediately with her poem about a tree in Kew, another … Continue reading
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What a night at Pighog!
A full house and a fantastic atmosphere at the Redroaster Coffee House, last night for the first Pighog poetry event of the new season, organised and compered by the lovely Michaela Ridgway and with John Davis director of … Continue reading
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Palaces and Poetry
I’ve been travelling up from Brighton to the Poetry School for several weeks. It’s quite a a pleasant journey overall, the bus from Victoria crosses Lambeth Bridge where one can see the Palace of Westminster on the left and Lambeth … Continue reading
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Piggy poets – pigged out until September
Thanks to Michaela Ridgway who runs and compere’s the amazing Pighog poetry nights at the Redroaster another lovely ‘Pighog Plus. This one was the last one until September, but they certainly went out with a metaphorical bang. ‘Pighog Plus’ means … Continue reading
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Must have been sleepwalking – almost forgot to blog Pighog
Whoops nearly forgot my regular post on Pighog, this one certainly ‘hit the spot’, bringing three talented poets together to perform at the Redroaster Coffee House last week. However, we had John O’Donoghue, a Pighog Press favourite bringing his own … Continue reading
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Pighog poetry at the Redroaster – penultimate event of 2012
Absolutely packed house for Pighog’s Poetry event at The Redroaster cafe on Thursday night, it seemed like a film premiere with the great and the good, in the Brighton poetry world, turning out to celebrate Bernadette Cremin launching her new … Continue reading
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Pigbaby’s poetry festival finale – takes the stage.
Pigbaby’s poetry festival came to an end in style with the launch of Mimi Khalvati’s new collection from Carcanet Child: New and Selected Poems 1991-2011. A huge range of poetry in autobiographical sections and her reading made special by her delivery, … Continue reading