Today's Headline in the Cambrian News:
Rock Legend Campaigns against Windfarm Plans.
We didn't mention this earlier, when reporting on the walk, to respect his privacy, but as it is now headline news in the local Press, we can report that Robert Plant, the famous singer from Rock Band Led Zeppelin, like Wyck Lohman, lives in the Artists Valley.
There was a public exhibition held by the developers , and it was reported in the Cambrian News that he attended the meeting and joined protesters in opposing the plans which they say "will devastate the landscape and have no significant effect on climate change or carbon emissions."
There is a good article about the protest at Nant-y-Moch in the Cambrian News today. In it, Ann West, Chairman of the Cambrian Mountains Society, said "We are very pleased to have people like that on board, and it is very important in getting us noticed on a larger scale. The protest was all about getting our voices heard and to show what a vast area will be destroyed by this wind farm as well as to make people aware of the importance of preserving our countryside."
At the moment we haven't found the article online, but here is a link to the Cambrian News.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
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Friends I want share with you some A dialogue is a conversation. Writing is a conversation between the writer and the reader. In our case, between the poet and the poetry readers. If you’re publishing your work, don’t pretend you don’t care what other people think of it if they don't seem to understand or like it. Of course you do! You're not going to please everybody all the time, so don't worry about the odd negative comment, but if people aren't responding as you'd like them to, try to see it as an opportunity. Take feedback on board, rewrite and perhaps even send a message to ask someone who has commented to comment again on your latest draft. One of the mistakes it's easy to make is writing about something with implications that seem obvious to you, but are not contained in the poem itself and so are unclear to someone who doesn't know you. Imagine reading it as someone who has no idea whether you’re old or young, male or female, American or Australian, a pupil or a teacher… is it as obvious now? If you want the dialogue you are having with unknown readers to improve, you have to learn to read your own poems from a stranger’s perspective. That is one of the most useful skills in improving your poetry. You can try it with something you’ve written now. Go through line by line from the beginning and try to write down what a stranger would interpret from what you’ve said. The picture will build up through the poem, but it may be that you can identify a place where you’ve assumed they will understand something that is obvious to you, but wouldn’t make sense without some piece of knowledge that you have about your life which is separate from the poem.
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