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Author: Peter Kay

Poetry Events coming up

On Sunday Poetry-on-the-Moor (2) will be taking place on Baildon Moor. On Monday and Tuesday I will be involved in Poetry Zoom events hosted in Leeds and Milton Keynes respectively. I have two other live (in person) events later this month. Poetry’s coming home!

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Poetry on the Moor

Tomorrow will be the second Poetry on the Moor, outdoor poetry event. L:ooking forward to hearing other poets and sharing some words

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Just in – Amy’s Bookshelf Review

4 stars
Such a grand journey
Kay pens an unimaginable journey in Show Me The Way To Santiago. This is the first book of the Author’s that I’ve read. The path travelled is the route of the Via De la Plata from Seville to Santiago, a distance of 1,006 kilometres, in north west Spain. Kay tells of his journey, his adventures and those who he met, and who shared their own personal stories. It’s more than just a journey, it’s a pilgrimage, and I think it’s amazing that he had the stamina to walk all that way. It’s a very interesting read, and he wrote about his travels, wonderfully. I look forward to reading more by this Author. Show Me The Way To Santiago is a definite recommendation by Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews.

Thank you Amy Shannon

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Outdoor Poetry event

Looking forward to being able to share poetry for the first time in a non-zoom context, since before the pandemic began. Four weeks from today in an open space, not far from home, with a number of other local poets/writers, I shall be spouting forth!

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NORTHERN ECHOES

A poem from earlier in the year, reflecting that whilst we in the North may have had our historic differences, we have so much more in common than those down in the ‘south’ espoused by certain politicians.Border

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International World Poetry Day -23rd March

I am delighted to say I have been approached as a writer and poet to be part of an event to be held via Zoom on Tuesday 23rd March. The event will reflect UNESCO themes around linguistic diversity and how words/poetry can touch people at grass-roots level

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AVAC2C to be published in the Autumn

I heard today that my submission of the final draft of my Book A Very Alternative Coast to Coast has been accepted by my publisher, Curious Cat Books. We will work on finalising the book later in the year, with a publication date probably being between September and December.

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GUIDE TO THE VIA AUGUSTA

This 20 page Guide covers the route taken by John and I in 2017, along the Via Augusta from Cadiz on the south western Atlantic coast of Spain to Seville. It took us six days and was a follow on from walking the Via de La Plata, a year earlier. The guide has both a written explanation of the route and a diagram of each day’s walk.
Guide to the Via Augusta

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Enchufe

A poem after Denise Levertov. Her classic question and answer poem about Vietnam was a start point. My subject however, was a reflection on my walking from Seville to Santiago and my writing of that experience, in Show Me The Way To Santiago. In particular, the conundrum as to why there seemed to be an absence of dialogue about, or recognition of the impact the Spanish Civil war had on Spain and its people.
Enchufe

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Good December for SMTWTS

26 copies of Show Me The Way To Santiago were sold during December, making it the most successful month of sales since publication. The figure includes an impressive 10 paperbacks bought in the USA. 119 copies have now been sold across all formats and the total raised for MNDA, once all payments have been received will be £577. add to this £125 from Calendar sales and the total raised for MNDA has broken £700.

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Book and Calendar sales latest

98 books and 30 calendars now sold and the total raised for MNDA, once all monies have been collected from book sales will be £552. £77 has been raised from calendar sales. A grand total so far of £629.

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