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Thu 27 February
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The Bookshop invites you to a very special evening as we welcome Maggie Harris and celebrate the launch of her newest poetry collection ‘Sixty Years of Loving’.Maggie was born in Guyana, moved to the UK in 1971 age 17, and lived in Kent before her move to Wales in 2006. Her first collection of poetry ‘Limbolands’ won the 2000 Guyana Prize for Literature. Other awards include a Leverhulme Research Abroad Studentship, and two Arts Council New Writing Awards. As a mature student at Kent University, she achieved a BA in Afr/Caribbean Studies and an MA in Post-Colonial Studies. Her work includes Performance poetry for children ‘Anansi meets Miss Muffet’, a memoir, ‘Kiskadee Girl’, and a book of short stories ‘Canterbury Tales on a Cockrow Morning’. Her new book, Sixty Years of Loving is published by Cane Arrow Press.‘Harris’ voice is attuned to that of the Wild Woman archetype with poems that spring from the place of tension between the vibrant, instinctual nature and the strictures imposed by society.’ Eileen Sheehan.
‘Maggie Harris makes full and generous use of her lyrical powers to lead the reader into geographical and emotional landscapes of her youth and beyond.’ Catherine Smith.
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