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Poetry lovers gather beneath Penryn wind turbines for reading

By WBCraig  |  Posted: December 27, 2013


Poetry readers Annabel Banks (left) and Kim Martindale (lecturer, Falmouth University) with residents and poetry-lovers.

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A WIND turbine may not be the ideal place for a poetry reading.

But for local poet and PhD student Annabel Banks it was the perfect location to sound out her new work, which compares Cornwall’s industrial past with the renewable energies of the future.

Poetry enthusiasts gathered beneath the two turbines at Roskrow Barton Wind Farm near Penryn on Saturday to hear the reading, which is part of the Poetry And The Archive project – supervised by Falmouth University and funded by the European Social Fund.

Ms Banks said: “Wind energy is an inspiration for my poetry and an important part of our future.

“Moments from the eighteenth century letters resonate with narratives of the contemporary Cornish landscape.

“Roskrow Barton Wind Farm is the perfect backdrop for a poetry reading that looks at Cornwall’s industrial past and clean energy future.”

The poetry project is based on 18th Century letters from the Boulton and Watt Mining Company.

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  • DipStick  |  December 28 2013, 1:29PM

    "I wandered lonely as a Cloud That floats on high o'er vales and Hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden Daffodils; Beside the Lake, beneath the wind turbines, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze." Ooops. Doesn't quite work ..... DS

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