Frances Reilly, an English-born poet who lives in Canada and has wintered in Gulfport for the past four years, read original poetry from three published anthologies, including a poem from the book “Windfishing,” an anthology of poetry about The Beatles. The poem, which incorporates bits of lyrics from familiar Beatles tunes, is based on Reilly’s recollection of seeing The Beatles in the early sixties in Liverpool before they became famous, and what it was like to be a young girl dreaming about leaving home.
“Young women like myself who lived there at the time felt they had nothing left to lose by leaving despite what was emerging,” said Reilly.
Gulfport Poet Laureate Peter Hargitiai attended with copies of his latest novel in translation, “Traveler and the Moonlight,” by Hungarian author Antal Szerb. Hargitai will be featured at the next Ink Tank Presents Literary Afternoon at The Blueberry Patch on April 3.
“These events showcase the creativity of literary artists in the community,” said Hargitai.
For information about future events, find them on Facebook or go to blueberrypatch.org.