PENNA, Walter

Penna, Walter - Copy[1918]Walter Penna: A Cornishman living in London since the early Sixties.  No published poetry except for those included in a subscription publication in the Sixties, Breakthru International Poetry Magazine.  Has juggled words since the age of ten or eleven, for the pure joy of it.  Reads poetry for enjoyment, sometimes in translation, sometimes in French.  Unlike Jean Cassou with his sonnets, finds it difficult to memorise poems.  This, perhaps, a subliminal protection against plagiarism, though sure it sometimes fails unobserved.   Uses a mainly prose style, after years of double – entry system and figures; this is a revolt against the strictures of structure.



Audio Recordings:

Hardy’s Tree

On The Grapevine

The Father of my Brothers

Leave a Reply