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David's Poet in Residence, John Gohorry Will be Reading and Talking around his Recently Published Sequence Thirty-Three Ostrich Cadenzas

Thursday 27 July 2017
5 pm

At 5.00 pm THURSDAY 27 JULY, I'll be reading and talking around my recently published sequence Thirty-Three Ostrich Cadenzas (Shoestring Press, 2017). The poems deal with the adventures and fates of seven ostriches freed in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown in March 2011.

They lived and survived in the deserted town of Okuma for over a year before being recaptured, euthanised, and their remains sent for analysis. The courage, determination and resourcefulness of the birds, taking full advantage of their freedom (in my sequence they set up and run an Autonomous Ostrich Republic in the vacated area), are an example to us all.

Admission is free – come along for an enjoyable and thought-provoking hour!


John Gohorry      David’s Bookshop Poet in Residence


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