05 Jan 2007
Sheet Music: Sing in the new year with Agenda
Song is an integral part of the new issue of Agenda poetry magazine, entitled "Sheet Music". The attractive cover illustration of a musical stave by the artist and composer Nancy Wynne-Jones introduces and unites poets who all have unique pulses and tunes. They come mainly from Ireland and the UK, but there are also voices from Australia, New Zealand and St Lucia. This issue also celebrates the work of the meditative American poet Wallace Stevens, who sings distinctively about song, and wanted poetry to restore health, offer consolation, and mitigate poverty of spirit and unhappiness.