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Monday, April 7, 2014


Mondays at Six @ St Clements tonight (April 7) features the launch of a new collection of poems by Evelyn Cresswell.

Titled Parabola, this publication represents a gathering of the poems covering the period of Evelyn’s moving from the land of her birth, South Africa, and resettling in a new country, Canada.

If The Littoral Zone had not been the title of one of Douglas Livingstone's collection of poems, it could aptly be used to name this collection, for these poems inhabit those inbetween, almost indefinable spaces where observation is heightened, where the word “home” is struggling to find form and the emotions are more acutely exposed.

Here the reader will find touches of humour, poignancy, reflection on experience and that surprising image or turn of phrase that prompted Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu to write of an earlier collection, A Conspiracy of Stars: “'suddenly familiar words glimmer with new meanings and her word pictures open our eyes to fascinating new connections, new perspectives, new depths and we say, 'Ah, now we see’.”

Poems will be read by Evelyn Cresswell, Pieter Scholtz and Mari Pete.

St Clements is situated at 191 Musgrave Road. Mondays at Six run between 18h00 and 19h00. For Table bookings on 031 202 2511. There is no cover charge but there is a donations box to support presenters.