Poetry has always held both the stories and the consciousness of the tribe, reaching deep into what we know as the Oral Tradition—and as Julian Jaynes suggests in his extraordinary book The Origins of the Bicameral Mind about language and prophecy, for longer than prose. Poetry and music both speak to the same part of the brain, which actually (as recent neuroscientific research has indicated) is a different part of the brain that prose speaks to. It is the lyrical, of course, and also the imaginal. It is the imagination, which gives rises to vision, which is central and a stake here. As the saying goes- ‘Without a vision, the people perish’

Natasha invites you to the  first in a series of Book Stop literary events. An evening with poet and author, Jay Ramsay, who will be talking about the anthology Diamond Cutters, recently published in San Francisco.

Venue: Bedford Hotel
Date: Friday 21st October, 7.30p.m.

Tickets on sale at Book Stop. £20.00,to include a free book and glass of wine.

Separate poetry reading at Calstock Arts Centre on the afternoon of Sunday 23rd October. Check our website for full details.