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25 May 2019

Sterts Theatre and Arts Centre, Liskeard, PL14 5AZ

BODMIN MOOR POETRY FESTIVAL

‘MISTER GORBACHEV, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!’
-U.S. President, Ronald Reagan, 1987

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Latest News

For various reasons we have decided to change our plans for 2019. We will now be having two festivals this year!

Once again we will be in partnership with the fabulous Guillemot Press (fresh from their triumph in last year’s Michael Marks Awards).

Firstly, on our usual weekend, ‘One Day in May’ on 25 May 2019 will feature a number of fantastic poets in pairs, in conversation and reading, including acclaimed US poet Rae Armantrout and Cornwall’s own Rachael Allen.

Then, in late September, we will hold a wonderful full weekend, around the loose theme of ‘Walls/Barriers’ to mark 30 years since the fall of the Berlin wall. As with our previous festivals, we’ll be celebrating poetry across generations, with an exciting line-up of emerging poets and artists, as well as some well-known greats. We look forward to sharing them with you!

Watch this space for regular updates.

Ann Gray and David Woolley

“Had a ridiculously lovely time [at BMPF] courtesy of [Guillemot Press] - beautifully curated and *stunning* readings from Capildeo and Pester among many others. An unusually wonderful audience - exceptionally well-run and thoughtful…sort of ego-less…one of the very best festival experiences I’ve had in the last ten years.” - Luke Kennard

“A winning line-up.” - John Townsend

“Came from Penryn just for the dance and loved it!” - Helen Morton

“I had a wonderful time [at BMPF] this weekend. Lovely people, amazing poems and performances from really talented artists.” - Adriana Ciontea

“I have been to every festival so far and they never fail to fill me with excitement and wonder.” Trish Blake

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WHAT’S ON

After an excellent festival this year, we’re excited to announce that we’re currently in the process of organising our next line-up! 2019 is due to be packed with brilliant events. As soon as we have them confirmed, we’ll pop them on here for you.

Until then, why not have a browse through the events we enjoyed last year?

 
 

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