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.