Thursday, 17 March 2011

Mandy Coe

Last night I went to the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, for Mandy Coe's launch of "If you could see laughter", her book of poems for children. Mandy has a dazzling smile, an easy-going manner of presenting her poems, a very clear voice and is an object lesson for any poet in how to give a good reading. Moreover she obviously enjoys reading and believes in her work! I think this is very important, to believe wholeheartedly in the value of what you are offering your audience. They have come to hear you; they expect the best - up to you to give them the best, your best. Which is what Mandy does, in spades.

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