Lyn is a poet with a voice that can project to the back of a room or hug the microphone like a freshly laundered duvet. Her poems bring us the poignancy of a child ignored, the humour of ageing, and the slow-motion shift from excitement to stunned disbelief as tragedy strikes on a summer’s day.
Tracy has given us three sharply wicked stories about relationships: Phoenix and Marilyn – a story of courage and survival; Wood, which lulls us with the ordinariness of a couple’s mis-communication then becomes something entirely different; and Tantric Twister that celebrates the Boomer generation and is definitely not one for the kids!
Wonderful – you’re here! This is where the tracks for all the tales and poems from Let Me Tell You a Story are hosted, and you can get them straight from the page in the book just as you did for this short clip. We all hope you’ll be back soon.
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Albert’s Teeth by Suzanne Conboy-Hill
Let Me Tell You a Story is the title of a forthcoming anthology which expects to do just that – tell you the story. It will also read you the poems; give you the long pauses, the quick steps, the rushes and hushes of words and lines that sometimes are hard to find for yourself. And the voices will be the authors’ own.
The words are on the page, the voices working their way into the can, and we hope to be on some shelves very soon.