Two new “Poems for…” collections available

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The two collections were launched in Bristol in the Autumn of 2015. The charity United Response assisted. The mental health collection is called "Poems for...Self at Sea" and consists of 30 poems. It was funded by NHS Westminster. The learning disability collection is called "Poems for...Bridges to Learning Disability." This one consists of 20 poems and was funded privately. A significant number of authors contributed to each of collections, several writing from first hand experience, others from many years of close proximity. The poems were carefully selected. The poems are formatted in poster form and are available free of charge both in hard copy and online. The posters are small but can be enlarged. Alternatively, they are available as part of an attractive booklet produced by United Response. But these…
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Poems for…Bridges to Anatolia

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"Poems for...Bridges to Anatolia" is based largely - though not entirely - on the translation work over the years of the Turkish poet Mevlut Ceylan. Ceylan lived in London for many years and under the title "Core Publications" produced a significant number of booklets that feature and celebrate Turkish poetry. Each is translated into English, the vast majority by Ceylan himself. Some are anthologies, following a theme. Others feature the work of individual Turkish authors. Ceylan's quiet and patient work opens the life of one culture to another and in doing so reveals the distinctness of each but also and more importantly their common humanity. He has built and opened a bridge. The selection offered here took over two years to put together and consists of over twenty poems. It…
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