The Red River Poets – Abigail Wyatt, Craig Taylor-Broad and Duncan Yeates – have chosen this name for their collective because they want to identify with the industrial heartland of Cornwall. What better place, then, to hear them reading their poetry than at the totem circle in the shadow of Robinson’s shaft’s winding engine house at Heartlands, Pool, on this Sunday 3rd June, starting around 11:30.
A couple of miles from Redruth (Res Ruth: red river/ford), and not to be confused therewith, the historic once-ochred Red River ran its ruddy race from Hangman’s hill, then below Crofty, seaward, in the valley a few yards west of Heartlands’ Pool site. More homely, the Red River Cafe will be up and serving at Heartlands.
We’ll be showcasing the Red River Poets‘ (RRP) work on the Cornish Lit blog in the days leading up to the reading. The RRP will also be having examples of their poetry displayed in the windows of the old Arts & Graphics building in Fore Street, Redruth, starting Saturday. Please stay tuned for announcements of forthcoming gigs !
For a map and directions to get to & fro Heartlands please click here (there are plenty of buses between Penzance and Truro running past, even on Sundays, also there’s ample parking and it’s fairly pleasant to walk & cycle around there :-)).