Monday, 22 February 2010
Richard Jones will launch his new book of poetry at the Dylan Thomas Centre on Wendesday 24th at 7.30pm.
Richard is twice winner of the English Medal at the University of Wales Eisteddfod. Vanished into 'chalk Siberia' for 29 years. Re-emerged scarred but intact. He is published in the New Welsh Review and Roundyhouse. A Fistful of Poetry, his well established blog, is being followed by 'A Fistful of Poetry' the book.
Gilad Atzmon, the world-renowned jazz saxophonist and author, who is a strong supporter of Palestine wrote in the book's introduction:
'To write a poem is to defy the symbolic order. To write a poem is to resist. To write a poem is to say NO to oppression. To write a poem is to put yourself in the place of the other. Richard Jones is a poet of Resistance.'
All proceeds from which will go to medical aid for Palestinians.
The Lord Mayor of Swansea, Alan Lloyd, who has himself been to GAZA, will introduce the ‘Swansea to Gaza’ Slide-show and Poetry Book Launch on Wednesday 24th of February, 7.30p at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea Marina
Commented Slide-show by the three Swansea Aunties, Ingrid, Janet & d. who drove an ex-Social Services ambulance to GAZA. This will be followed by a Q&A Session
Poems from ‘A Fistful of Poetry’, the new book by Richard Jones, dedicated
to the People of Palestine, will be read by Helen Griffin and Joe Furlong.
And Phil Broadhurst from Oxfam will read his short piece: ‘Stories of Hope &
Inspiration - A journey with the Swansea-Palestine Blog’
SWANSEA PALESTINE COMMUNITY LINK Stall will be selling Fair-Trade
Help towards transport costs for Asylum Seekers (bring your bus or taxi
receipt). For more details speak to Tom Cheesman or Ingrid B at the
Swansea Drop-ins (SBASSG) or on the night.
Hope to see you there.
SWANSEA PALESTINE COMMUNITY LINK