What a great idea – a Carnival of Words in Wrexham/ Wrecsam.
The University has such a lovely feel to it – and as I started learning Welsh at the start of this year I was mouthing the bilingual signs as I went along to Liz Lefroy’s reading.
A lovely audience – a mixture of “townies”, students, staff and ‘civilians’ as one guy described himself.
And Liz was wonderful.
You’d have thought by now, having published her poetry pamphlet Mending the Ordinary – I would have had my fill of her poems – having read and re read them for months before her pamphlet was out, and having heard her as often as I can, since.
But no – she tells such interesting stories – so I always hear something new within her poems from Mending the Ordinary.
The poems that she has written in collaboration with Alex Ramsay, the photographer, I have heard before too – but they were all like welcome regular visitors, like the House Martens that are mending their nest on our house
Come again – I say to them – Come again !
I’d like to say a personal thank you/ diolch yn fawr to Paul and Dylan for making the event possible; to Paul for recording us for the radio; for the conversations – and always, to Liz.