These poems, sited in various locations around Romford and Essex, give a powerful sense of place and history. There is (for example) a 'Thames Walk' of mounted poems running through the parks of Havering from Romford to Broxhill, and 'Roman' - a poem presented with the stunning sculpture of Roman horsemen by David Gerstein. 'Roman' both holds and draws deeper attention to the 'human geology' of ordinary places. This dead-straight section of the A12 has its origins in Roman occupation: the poem highlights how, in a sense, that occupation never quite dissolves. These poems were created as part of an extensive Year-of-the-Artist project in Essex and Havering. For more details see the web site or 'The Stamina of Sheep' (winner of the Essex Book Award 2003), available at any Romford/ Havering library.
name: Mario Petrucci
London Borough of Havering and West Essex.
London and Essex
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