Crossing the Blood Line - Published 2020
This is a magnificent collection, unhurriedly recreating people and exploring relationships that have made the poet who she is.
In the powerful, often joyous poems of Crossing the Bloodline, Angela Platt writes movingly of subjects like family and memories … It’s a magic thing, the way that words can conjure the past and people to stand here right before us, and so wonderful to find a poet who can make this happen.
Offering an affectionate and often humorous peek into a child’s world as she matures, crossing the bloodline touches on universal human experiences from sibling rivalry to love; from loss to the wisdom that comes too late, taking us on a journey to the crossing point where childhood and maturity meet face to face. Lucid and tightly honed, this is gracious poetry that will leave images resonating long after reading.
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Percussion of Living
Published by Green Corner Press.
Contains poems written at a time when publishing my work, jazz music and singing with bands was a large part of my life. Many of the poems have a lyrical quality that reflect this strong musical influence.
The Newport Ship Stories and Poems by Cwtsh Writers arose out of one of my writing groups' immersion into fifteeenth century living around discovery in Newport of a very large cargo ship beneath the foundations of the Riverfront Theatre. (www.cwtsh.org) I edited the book which sold out on its first print run and contributed a long poem called Voices from the River to end the book. The artist David Jordan gave permission for his sketch to be used for the front cover, the final version of his painting I believe adorns the wall of the Newport Ship visitors' centre. (www.newportship.org)
I Like to Imagine
I Like to Imagine was a self published pamphlet.
Angelas first experience of putting a selection of her poems together, though a number of which had already been published in journals and poetry magazines.
Sexism in the Secondary Curriculum
Janie Whyld, editor-to-be of Sexism in the Secondary Currculum in 1981 heard of my research on the subject which I'd just completed for my B.Ed degree dissertation at Nottingham University. Knowing that an introductory chapter would be necessary for her book, Janie approached me and the chapter was written.