The Mermaid Rides Again
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The Mermaid Rides Again

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The Mermaid Rides Againis full of lyrical and funny poems, honed from years of performance and inspired by an adventurous life. Following the success of her first poetry volume,'The Mermaid is Unimpressed', this secondvolume isfilled with poems covering the thrills of riding pillion on motorbikes to embarrassing entanglements with past lovers, including such topics as the joy of cake to the perils of leaving granny by the cliff edge. With a wry wit, sarcastic and tender, Sandy Kealty guides the readerwith a narrative on the grit that formed the pearl of each poem. She writes in free verse, and sometimes in rhyme but always with an ear to be performed aloud, from her experience as a musician and in performing her poems to live audiences. A wise and intelligent poet, reflecting back on life, while analysing the state of the nation. With fantastic vocabulary and just the right word in the right place, she writes tight andpunchy poems, that are also reflective and witty, formed from personal experience on her life that will also resonate with many. Poems to read aloud, poems to perform, poems to heal, poems as a gift, poems for mum, poems for a daughter,poems to make you smile, poems to make you laugh, poems for women, poems for men. Read them at home, on the train or out loud in a park! For more information see the publisher website: www.beachybooks.com
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Product details

  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 3.05mm | 84g
  • Bexhil on Sea, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1999728343
  • 9781999728342

Review quote

"Sandy Kealty descended on the Dimbola At Homes exotically dressed, and a wonderful reciter of her pin sharp, comic and wise poetic diatribes of contemporary life. She is the poetic equivalent of a great cartoonist, eschewing jargon and pomposity, always with a funny but wise punch line, and particularly gifted at setting out a verbal picture that lingers in the mind long after the poem has ended. Yes, she is very taken with runner beans and dust, with clothes and memories and the joys and pitfalls of retirement. And in full control of rhyme and meter. But in print, the poems reveal great depth, indeed The Mermaid is Unimpressed revealed beside elements of fantasy and legend a personal history and a vein of melancholy and sadness. Sandy promised that her next collection would deal with caution, and motorbikes, and hip-hop, and now here it is.The Dimbola At Homes came to their natural conclusion, but Sandy Kealty marches on, and we are so proud that Mrs Camerons former temple of the arts, helped give her the confidence to develop these exact, comic and thought-provoking pieces. I feel that there is much more to come. Brian Hinton MBE, Chairman Julia Margaret Cameron Trust
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About Sandy Kealty

Sandy Kealtys writing is aimed at performance, and now she thought it time to commit some work to the page. She started performing seriously in Whitstable in the mid nineties, having been left alone on a cliff top with very little warning, and has continued in the same vein since moving to the Isle of Wight, a place which has proved a joy and an inspiration to her. Sandy has appeared many times at Island venues, as a poet and as a community musician. Truly international, Sandy has read her poems far and wide including the Isle of Wight Literary Festival and Ventnor Fringe, to aerospace engineers in San Diego, and at a poetry cafe in Santa Rosa.
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