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A Worm’s Folly

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A Worm’s Folly

A Worm’s Folly – Poems in Cornish by Mick Paynter

Preface by Mererid Hopwood

Paperback 106 pages
ISBN 978 1 903427 63 7

 

’These poems certainly deserve a wide readership, not least because of the apparent ease with which Paynter combines age-long and contemporary themes.’

Cyril Jones in Morning Star 12 July 2011

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A Worm’s Folly is the fullest collection of poetry in the Cornish language to date by Mick Paynter, whose Bardic name,  Skogynn Pryv – Worm’s Fool – gives the book its title. Paynter writes in a variety of forms – touching and humorous, polemical and angry – and with a deep affection for Cornwall and the Cornish language. The poems are accompanied by parallel translations into English. Also included in the collection are a number of translations into Cornish from other sources – English, Yiddish and Breton poems, Blues songs – showing the versatility of the language.

Mick Paynter was born in 1948 in St Ives and has lived there most of his life. He worked in several jobs before settling down as a Revenue Officer in Cornwall and has been an active trade unionist all his working life. He has always had an interest in language and began a serious study of Kernewek in 1999, productively filling many long train journeys as a union rep. He became a bard of Gorsedh Kernow in 2003. His Bardic name is Skogynn Pryv/Worm’s Fool. He is currently Grand Bard of Gorsedh Kernow.

Mererid Hopwood is a respected Welsh language poet and the first woman to win the bardic Chair, and the first to have been awarded the Crown and the Prose Medal at the National Eisteddfod of Wales.

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