Salty air and vivid light

Monday 14th August 2023

Ten Poems from Cornwall

The skinny and rocky coastline of Cornwall has spawned some invigorating poetry. In these ten poems – including one in both English and Kernewek, or Cornish – we encounter land and sea, wild ponies and a Modernist artist, alongside a hill-top ‘huer’ whose job is to call the fishermen when the pilchard arrive.

The selection sparkles in the vivid Cornish light bringing us moments of beauty and exhilaration – always with the salty tang of sea air.

The poems are selected and introduced by Katrina Naomi, a poet who grew up close to the sea and now lives in Cornwall.

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