Burning the Candle

Burning the Candle Seldom does one get the chance to get as close as this to the writing process The poet asks Where does it come from what starts it off this itch to write and attempts an honest answer This observati

  • Title: Burning the Candle
  • Author: Christine Evans
  • ISBN: 9781843236764
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Paperback
  • Seldom does one get the chance to get as close as this to the writing process The poet asks Where does it come from, what starts it off, this itch to write and attempts an honest answer This observation of the writing process and the conditions required for its success will be fascinating to students of literature, particularly those who write themselves Christine EvSeldom does one get the chance to get as close as this to the writing process The poet asks Where does it come from, what starts it off, this itch to write and attempts an honest answer This observation of the writing process and the conditions required for its success will be fascinating to students of literature, particularly those who write themselves Christine Evans is a highly respected and award winning poet winning the Arts Council of Wales award for Book of the Year in 1989 Her Selected Poems published in 2004 was awarded the Roland Mathias Prize for Welsh Writing in English in 2005 Her reflections turn on the themes of the poem itself, our striving for light and meaning we have come out of the dark expecting brightness and the draw of the blackness all around it Nowhere is the darkness of death evident than in the remains of Chernobyl Reading this log is like listening to a friend, or getting long, chatty letters But the writer is resolute she will not waste time while this poem is on the go no cake baking to the afternoon play on radio 4 No making tea for all the people who drop in.

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  • Christine Evans

    Christine Evans has published six collections of poetry Cometary Phases was Welsh Book of the Year in 1989 and her Selected Poems won the inaugural Roland Mathias Prize in 2005 with praise for her fresh eye and boldness of metaphor, a sense of living on the threshold of other worlds She has also published prose in the form of landscape pieces and stories for children, and was commissioned to write a year s journal and an extended account of a solitary journey to St David s in midwinter.Born in west Yorkshire, Evans came as a teacher of English to Pwllheli, her father s birthplace, almost forty years ago and has lived on the Llyn Peninsula ever since She had an interest in learning Welsh from an early age, having picked up a few words from her grandmother In 1969 she married into a family which had farmed on the island of Bardsey Ynys Enlli for many generations She began writing poetry suddenly during maternity leave in 1976, and her first book was published seven years later.She is an experienced writing tutor, regularly teaching courses at Ty Newydd and on Bardsey Island, where she spends half the year with her fisherman husband and son Her life there is usually too busy and briskly physical to allow for much writing but she feels that she draws on its imagery of light and water through the winter months at her desk.

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  • Not really my thing if I'm honest! Only read it as it was part of my syllabus for my degree. Found it a bit tedious and didn't really enjoy it.


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