A NEW book of poems about Dartmoor, inspired by landscape and nature, joy and loss, people and animals, has now hit bookshops. Many of the 70 poems by 46 poets, including ?6 men in Dartmoor Prison?, came out of workshops organised by Moor Poets this year. The two-year-old organisation Moor Poets aims to encourage the writing, editing and publishing of contemporary poetry on Dartmoor and its appreciation by the wider public. The bookcover, a colourful landscape with a cottage and a washing line, was designed by Dartmoor Artist Petra Tilly. And the book was printed by Moorprint of Manaton. Bookshops on and around the moor will be selling the second volume priced £5.99.
Setting the moor and its people in verse
Thursday 17th November 2005 12:00 am