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  • Artist: Evie Shockley
  • Title: From the Fishouse: Evie Shockley: london bridge
  • Genre: Vocal
  • Length: 2:10 minutes (1.98 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)


A recording of me reading one of the poems from my book, a half-red sea, which can be found along with other audio clips on the wonderful website From the Fishouse: An Audio Archive of Emerging Poets (http://www.fishousepoems.org/archives/evie_shockley/).

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this first introduction to your work and your voice that floats it.


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Such a nuanced delivery!

 And so wonderfully crafted. Thanks for this, Evie.

Cheryl Snell www.shivasarms.blogspot.com

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Thanks, Evie!

A limpid piece of poetry, free-flowing but muscular. Expertly turned. There is a real feel of multi-cultural Britain.

As an 'insider', I confess to being rather worried about 'the wafer of State' and am interested in how the Established Church appears from afar. The atmosphere in the poem, however, is one suffused with the incense of Catholicism and that I find pleasing. In Britain, a fierce ongoing debate exists between the Anglo-Catholic wing of the C of E and the Roman Catholic churches. There is a hair's breadth between them and a gulf as wide as the Atlantic. It all turns upon who, exactly, is admitted to the Lord's table in an RC church. I just can't bring myself to believe that Jesus Christ would have made this arbitrary distinction.

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I was both soothed and lifted by your poem and voice!

Nicely done, Evie! You set a standard!

Rock on, Marilyn

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Totally gorgeous poem and

Totally gorgeous poem and recital. Enjoyed reading it as well on a site with a dozen or so poems posted by you.

author of The American Poet Who Went Home Again
and Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance (Facts on File)