Enjoying poetry with Poets on Wheels
Visiting Poets on Wheels Mark O'Flynn, David Brooks (trying to hide) and Marvis Sofield hammed it up for the camera when they joined in a Poetry Reading and Wine Tasting during Wine Week at Orange City Library and presented by the Central West Writers' Centre and Poets Union. The poets read some of their works with Marvis talking about life in Broken Hill, Mark O'Flynn making observations on country scenes and adding meaning to everyday life and David Brooks impressing everyone with his readings inspired by landscape and love. Five local poets also read their works for the public poetry reading: Cheryl Bussey with My Friend Ann and Girl Sixteen, Maria King with The Parish Priest, Dulcie Mclean with a Ponderous Pig and Visitors, Kim Core, of Cowra, with Connoisseur and Fruit of Lemon and Amy Harrison with the moving War Widows and Pink Camellia. The audience found it difficult to choose between the variety of poems but Orange poet Dulcie Mclean gained the loudest applause for her amusing interpretations on when visitors stay too long, taking home the prize from the Poets Union. Guests travelled from Forbes, Cowra and surrounding district to meet the poets. Everyone also enjoyed wine tasting from Rolling Wines sampling the Rolling Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Cabernet Merlot as part of Wine Week celebrations.