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Clear Water From an Ancient Well

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Poetry in McGregor 2018

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CLEAR WATER FROM AN ANCIENT WELL: Barbara Fairhead and Jacques Coetzee
These poems are a record of the love that blossomed between two poets, and of the life they made together. They were written as part of an ongoing conversation between us, and they call and respond to each other in ways that wouldn`t leave us alone until we published them in a single book. Each poem is a deliberate attempt to catch time off guard and turn it inside out: to make it stand still, or to stretch it out by filling every moment with lived experience. Each poem documents a search for clarity beyond confusion; for a timeless ritual that is always fresh and new, like drawing clear water from an ancient well.


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Start time
21h00
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Artists
BARBARA FAIRHEAD was born in the UK, and has lived in South Africa since 1948. She is an artist, a sculptor and a writer of fiction, as well as being the lyricist for the band Red Earth & Rust. She has published two books of poetry: And Now You Have Leapt Up To Swallow the Sun (1997) and Word and Bead: The Presentation of a Journey (2001). In 2017 she published a collection of poems, prose poems and writings: In Search of the White Wolf A Fierce Pilgrimage, together with its companion piece, The Work Book: Following the Wind. In January 2018 she and Jacques Coetzee launched their joint anthology of poems, The Love Sheet, published by Hands On Books, an imprint of Modjaji.
JACQUES COETZEE is a musician and a freelance editor. He matriculated from the Pioneer School for the Blind in Worcester, and obtained a B.A. Hons degree at the University of Stellenbosch before completing a master`s degree in creative writing at the University of Cape Town, for which he submitted a manuscript of poems called Singing Through. He worked for several years as a busker at the Cape Town Waterfront, and tutored English literature to first- and second-year students at the Universities of Stellenbosch and Cape Town. Since 2007 he has been the singer and one of the main songwriters in the band Red Earth & Rust, which released its fourth album of original material in 2015. In January 2018 he and Barbara Fairhead launched their joint anthology of poems, The Love Sheet, which was published by Hands On Books, an imprint of Modjaji.



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