Bordeaux Bay

Bordeaux Bay
Bordeaux Bay by Guernsey-based artist Tony Taylor

Tuesday, 22 September 2015


The Guernsey Literary Festival has come and gone but despite being invited to participate in various poetry-related activities I chose, this year, to immerse myself instead in the launch of Edward Chaney's splendid biography, Genius Friend, about the life of the late G B Edwards.

Publisher, Stephen Foote, Researcher, Jane Fleming and Author, Edward Chaney, together in Guernsey

Guernsey writer Gerald Edwards was the creator of a fictional Guernsey character, the unforgettable Ebenezer Le Page, and it's been thrilling to witness the wave of local enthusiasm that has greeted the publication of Professor Chaney’s book. 
My wife, Jane, has for many years been involved in the promotion of G B Edwards' world-famous novel and latterly in genealogical research for the biography.

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In the run-up to the Festival, I entered some poems in the Poems on the Buses/Poems on the Move Competition and am pleased to report that the judge, former Poet Laureate, Sir Andrew Motion, selected three to appear in poster form at venues around the island and on board our local buses.
You can read all three poems below.

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