Thursday, 13 November 2008

Poets in a Lens : Introduction

This is a book of pictures, the subject being readings of poetry in the North-East of England from 1969 to 1987. My eye has wandered from poets to audiences, both have provided me with a great deal of innocent fun.

You will notice that very little is said about the poems. This is because although I enjoy listening to them, I understand little of them, at any rate on a first hearing.

There is rather more about the photography, useful tips about taking pictures in difficult circumstances, with minimal light, and where the clunk of a shutter may be an intrusion. The only advice not in the text is: “File your negatives in a proper album from the word go.” I wish I had.

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