Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Poets Hugh Hodge & Julia Kramer are off-the-wall Thursday July 19

Julia and Hugh will read Hugh's long poem "Fit for Purpose" - a poem for several voices. This is the first public performance of the work.

Hugh writes (of himself) - I'm a Baby Boomer brat. I was born in 1946 on Nelson Mandela’s 28th birthday (my closest brush with fame) at Tavistock in Devon, England. Rondebosch Boys’ High attempted to educate me without much success. Later, Essex University endured similar disappointments, but got over them. I have two daughters and three granddaughters, and a son and two grandsons. My marriages were happy in their own ways and times. The children are more beautiful than I expected. I've worked as a small, and sometimes negative, contributor to the technological revolution. Despite being commonly left-brained, and occasionally no-brained, I write poetry that is sometimes published. I edit poetry and mentor some poets. And, aside from a natural tribal arrogance, I'm kind and tolerant, even of dogs.

Julia Kramer lives on the Southern tip of the peninsula, where the mountains meet the Atlantic. She arranges words in translation and in poetry. Some of her poems appeared in Adder & Angel and New Contrast. She loves the outdoors, and is a keen gardener and amateur botanist. So much to do, so little time.

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