Date: Sunday 8th October
Location: Meet at Bookish for transport to Mynydd Llangorse
Paul Henry – ‘Walking on Legends’ at Mynydd Llangorse
Join poet Paul Henry on the mountain that inspired his earliest poems. Set on the edge of the Black Mountains and overlooking the largest natural lake in Wales, Llyn Safaddan (Llangorse Lake) has ancient depths brimming with legends and history. This walk takes in one of the most breathtaking views in Wales. On a clear day, the sun sinks into Pen-y-fan in the West, spilling its colours into the mysterious waters that have mesmerized poets and authors for centuries. Paul will read from his own poetry, but is especially keen to hear a hill poem or two from those who join him on this walk.
Described by the late U.A. Fanthorpe as ‘a poet’s poet’ who combines ‘a sense of the music of words with an endlessly inventive imagination’, Paul Henry presented the Inspired series of arts programmes for BBC Radio Wales which celebrated the Welsh landscape’s influence on a host of great poets, including Coleridge, Shelley and R.S. Thomas. His latest book of poems, Boy Running, was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year.