Forthcoming Readings by Mervyn Linford

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Essex Poetry Festival on National Poetry Day Thursday September 28th 2017 for poetrywivenhoe at the Royal British Legion The Quay Wivenhoe 7.30 for 8.00pm – there will be an open mic session and the lauch of wivenhoepoetry’s Freedom Poetry

Essex Poetry Festival Friday 29th September at Chipping Ongar Library – 10.30am

Fund raising event St Mary’s Church Boxford Suffolk on Sunday 29th October at 7.30pm Accompanied by the Limericks (Colin Whyles and Amada Goosby) piano, guitar, concertina and vocals. £10.00 entry cheese & nibbles included.

 

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Littoral Press Full Collection Poetry Competition

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The Littoral Press has inaugurated a twice yearly poetry competiton where the winner will have a full collection of their work published. Half or more of the collection must be poetry that concerns itself with the natural world and or spirituality the rest can be on any subject whatsoever. Full details can be found of Littoral’s website:

http://www.southendpoetry.co.uk/littoral/press.htm

Book Launch – “Credo” – Poetry Collection by Mervyn Linford published by the Mica Press of Wivenhoe, Essex

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Please don’t forget. Please don’t leave me on my own! Book launch of ‘Credo’ at the Naval & Military Club, Royal Terrace, Southend on Sea, Essex at 8 for 8.30pm on Wednesday 21st June 2017. Bar available for alchololic drinks, soft drinks, teas and coffees. Free Entry – All Welcome. Poems about landscapes, seascapes, nature, people, places and relationships. No sales pressure, just mutual pleasure in the written and spoken word and above all the friendship of likeminded people. Love & Light – Mervyn (Linford)

‘Credo’ – Poetry collection – Book Launch

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YOU ARE INVITED TO A BOOK LAUNCH AT THE NAVAL & MILTARY CLUB, ROYAL TERRACE, SOUTHEND ON SEA, ON WEDNESDAY 21st JUNE 2017, 8.00 for 8.30PM. MERVYN LINFORD WILL BE READING FROM HIS LATEST POETRY COLLECTION

‘CREDO’

PUBLISHED BY THE ‘MICA PRESS’ OF WIVENHOE

FREE ENTRY – ALL WELCOME

BAR OPEN FOR ALCOHOLIC AND NON ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

INCLUDING TEA AND COFFEE

 

Many of the poems concern my formative landscapes and seascapes, but not exclusively.

Credo – Mervyn Linford – What is in this book?

Poems of the Essex saltmarshes, of the creeks, the fleets, the seascapes and the skies, in which science and imagination vie to measure up to the experience of nature. By night and day, Mervyn Linford hymns and chronicles the birds, fish, and flora of his solitary seeing with loving attention to the colours and forms of the estuaries in all weathers – and he recalls visits to the cinema, the great cathedral of Chartres, and the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme – Leslie Bell – Mica Press

What do people say about this book?

‘Mervyn Linford’s Credo is his ninth poetry collection. Looking with precision and warmth at many themes including childhood, family an stepping abroad, his main focus is his relationship with nature, chiefly in the context of the Essex estuaries…questioning how his natural environment formed and continues to form him. Everything is immediate and first hand as, with echoes of Wordsworth and Joyce, he is smithied by nature.’

                              — Tim Cunningham

‘His atmosphere and tone are what makes his work so distinctive. These poems…convey a strong sense of affinity with the landscape.’

                               — Neil Leadbeater.

 

 

 

 

The Rise and Fall of Snowy Garden or a Hoot in the Darkness

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I’ve uploaded an Ebook – the title is as above. It’s a satirical piece of work – a novella perhaps. It’s a wry look at writing, authors, poets, animal characters, politics, religion and much more. A sort of writerly ‘Animal Farm’. If anyone is interested it’s on Amazon where I have an ‘author’s page’ and you can open it up for free to read a number of the opening paragraphs. It’s only £3.83 to buy and read the whole book.