Pride by Susan Evans

I wonder if the Welsh Literati might appreciate another `Ode to
Dylan Thomas’?  Knock it out of the park with a raging Villanelle: homage,
complete with Welsh translation notes (*lifted from Wikipedia).
Shoehorn in a traditional recipe, using leeks, with a contemporary twist;
a topping of Caerphilly crisps, inspired by Come Dine with Me. Or maybe
something cheesier…? No, I know; I’ll pen a celebrity feast of Saint David
with stars from stage and screen: Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Anthony Hopkins,
Sir Tom Jones, Aled Jones, Catherine Zeta Jones, Ruth Jones, Rob Brydon
and Michael Sheen; dine in a great castle, adorned with golden daffodils
and a red dragon theme. For entertainment, they get down and dirty,
in a friendly game of rugby, for charity… Seriously, what about the
Richard Burton Diaries…? Or miner reality: a brief review of indie film,
Pride ‒ set in the mid 1980s; two tribes go to war for the common good:
Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. A true story ‒ “Pits and Perverts”
read a tabloid headline. Unsupported, undeterred; activists, together,
sorting battles, over falafels, singing Bread and Roses; making history as
individuals & communities. I cried with pride: a story of hope & solidarity.

Susan Evans Performance Poet Photo by Andrew King 2015

Susan Evans is a Brighton-based Performance poet; originally from north east London. Susan performs regularly, as a featured guest on the alternative poetry & cabaret circuit, throughout the UK. Straddling stage & page, Susan is widely published; in print & online ~ besides Your One Phone Call, most recent & upcoming, publication features include: Amaryllis, Angry Manifesto, the High Window, Message in a Bottle, Obsessed With Pipework, Snakeskin & Turbulence. Also recently anthologised in Spotlights (Paragram Press) You can find her here:


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