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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Poetry at the Little Chelsea Food and Art Festival in Eastbourne last Saturday.
Mister John’s Poetry Cafe line up last Saturday, included William Chasseaud, Brian Doherty, Alvin Culzac, Peter Wathen, Keith Willson, Paul Raffety, Zara Luther, Ann Perrin, Philipa Coughlan, Stacy Carl-Mcgrath and of course Mister John. Poems, about travel, one about addiction, a monologue with a different take … Continue reading
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Ann Perrin – stage name Ann Field was this really me?
A couple of weeks ago a friend rang to tell me they had seen my name on a playbill on a programme about Morecambe and Wise on ITV 3. My stage name was Ann Field and I do remember Hulme … Continue reading
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Poetry for the book ‘Paul Smith by Rottingdean Bazaar’.
I had an amazing stroke of luck a few weeks ago when James and Luke from Rottingdean Bazaar popped into the Open Art Cafe in Rottingdean and discovered the poems on display written by members of the Pop in … Continue reading
Nearly time to get back into the garden!
Such beautiful colours and textures. At the risk of repeating myself I love growing veg. in buckets because they can be moved around to chase the sun. … Continue reading
Cataloging life and poetry
According to one source cataloging includes alphabetize, arrange, tick off, rank, stream, a pecking order, pigeon hole. Love the last one, imagine indignant pigeons waiting while I place half finished poems into holes along the white cliffs walk way. … Continue reading
Finding the printing press – puppets – poetry – presents
Well we’ve eaten all the mince pies! The Adana I uncovered the Adana press and a long lost box of printing blocks just before Christmas, as one does when one is looking for last years wrapping paper! The blocks looked intriguing … Continue reading
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Going round in circles…and winter poem.
Recently had all the excitement of reading at Pighog on the same programme as Jackie Wills, Colette Sensier, Brendan Cleary and Pighog open micers! The event is arranged and compered as always by the enthusiastic Michaela Ridgway. It all went well … Continue reading
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Hey I’m reading at Pighog on Thursday
invited by Michaela Ridgway and on the same bill as Jackie Wills, Colette Sensier Brendan Cleary no less! The Nightingale Room. Grand Central 29-30 Surrey Street. 7.15. “What an honour” I said to the rabbit “and you can’t come because you haven’t been invited!” … Continue reading
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Writing poetry is scary
and the wind makes me feel a slightly crazy full stop Blogging can be fun comma but I like proof readers and editors who put everything right full stop I’m a puppeteer’s daughter and my schooling was spasmodic spell … Continue reading
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The snail trail – autumn and my one and only poem about cancer…
Snellie is a tribute to Mrs Ellen Nye Chart, known as Nellie who took over as owner and manager of the Theatre Royal in Brighton in 1875. Among other things she invited 1000 inmates of the workhouse to a … Continue reading