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Friday, February 13, 2015

Chrys Salt - Dancing on a Rock

From Chrys Salt

“Chrys Salt, a wonderful and unique poet, reaches her zenith. The past comes alive again, where dreams and desperations come hand in hand. Her work is poignant, full of anger, desire, and dreams that entice you to enter that world. This book touched me deeply.”

Bernard Kops
Dramatist, Poet, Novelist

From The Bronze Age to recent conflict, Chrys Salt's new collection explores distillations of memory, moments, lives, experience - the image of a fossil dancing on a rock reminding us of those things that are recorded, yet transient. Dancing on a Rock is Chrys’ fourth full poetry collection. Her work is widely published, has appeared in anthologies all over the world, been performed on BBC Radio 3 and 4, UK wide, in the USA, Canada, France, Germany and Finland. It has been translated into French and Arabic and is currently being translated into Hebrew. In 2014 her limited edition pamphlet Weaver of Grass (Hattericks House 2013, artwork Deirdre Carlisle) was shortlisted for the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award. She is a great supporter of Indigo Dreams and a frequent contributor (and winner!) to Reach Poetry magazine. IDP also published Chrys' previous collection Grass

90 pages of poetry, Dancing on a Rock can be ordered now online here. A taster of the poems included may be read there too. It's always good to work with Chrys and you will be able to catch her reading at a variety of places - a wonderful time will be had by all. Some venues below and many more to come.

March 7th/8th: Bath Literature Festival 
March 7th: Poetry Workshop 1:00pm – 4:00pm Holburne Museum
March 8th: Introducing Annette Badland who performs her script based on Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth 1:00pm – 2:00pm Guildhall
March 8th: Launch of new collection Dancing on a Rock with Rachael Boast. 5:00pm – 6:00pm Guildhall
April 14th: 'Whose Voice is it Anyway?' with novelist Margaret Elphinstone 7.30pm Scottish Writers Centre, Glasgow.
March 30th: Dancing on a Rock. Brioche, Hampstead 7.00pm
April 21st: reading from Dancing on a Rock with Bernard Kops 7.30pm Bar des Arts Guildford
April 23rd: Dancing on a Rock 7.30pm The Royal British Legion, The Quay, Wivenhoe:
May 2nd: Dancing on a Rock (time TBA) The Bank Bookshop, Wigtown, S.W Scotland.

Chrys was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for Services to The Arts. She receives this on Friday 6th February. Huge congrats from all of us Chrys - and don't forget that new hat!

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