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Members of Somewhere Else were thrilled to be invited by Wotton Writers to hear Rosie Bailey talk about poetry.

For most of her life RV Bailey was an academic, ending her career as Deputy Dean of Humanities at UWE. She was the life partner of the poet UA Fanthorpe and together they read throughout the UK and overseas, jointly led poetry courses and judged poetry competitions.

In a witty talk at Wotton’s Chipping Hall, she discussed the nature of poetry, which she compared, at times, to an unruly dog. Poets, she described as ‘smugglers.’

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Her latest collection of poetry is titled ‘A Scrappy Little Harvest’ and is published by Indigo Dreams.

It was an excellent evening and we hope we will be able to reciprocate and welcome Wotton Writers to one of our events.

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