Saturday, 7 September 2013

Comments about the Exhibition at the Ace Centre and Female Poets of the First World War

Here are two of the comments received so far:
The Exhibition at The Ace Centre, Nelson, Lancashire:

"I liked the fact that you included poems in other languages.  There was one poem in particular which talked about a town before the War when four different languages were spoken - how that enriched the experience. Language can be a great divider but there was something about seeing the poems in other languages that felt quite unifying".  Helen, Lancashire.

Thank you Helen - I could not have put it better - what you have said explains why I feel it important to include the poems in their original language if possible, rather than having a translation, though both would be ideal probably. LL

Draft Viewing Of Volume I of Female Poets of the First World War:
"I like the way you include photos of the poets - this seems somehow to bring the book together and give one a real feel for what the times and the lives of the poets must have been like during WW1.

My favourite has to be "An English Victory" by Irene Butler from the Downe House School Section (p. 44).  When I read it, I thought immediately of the work of the poet Ian Curtis from the band 'Joy Division'.   It is really something that a young girl from the First World War period could have such a similar style to that of a young man in the 1970s."   Elliott, Merseyside.

Thank you Elliott - I am glad you enjoyed the book. Thank you for so kindly offering to proof read this for me. LL

The next Exhibition will be held at Fleetwood Library,  North Albert Street, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 6AJ from 1st October - 11th November.  Entry is free and the Library is open at the following times:

Monday 9 am - 7 pm; Tuesday 9 am to 7 pm;  Wednesday 9 am - 12.30; Thursday, 9 am - 7 pm;
Friday 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday 9 am to 4 pm.

The Exhibition at the Wilfred Owen Story, 34 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 6AE runs throughout 2013.   The WOS is open from 11 am - 2 pm Tuesdays - Fridays.

For further details about the forthcoming publication of Volume I of Female Poets of the First World War, please see