Folkestone Embarkations by John Wedgwood-Clarke

01 November 2017

John Wedgwood-Clarke has just published Landfill, a new book of poetry. ISBN 978-1-908853-84-4. During the exhibition Seaswim: Head Above Water at Strange Cargo Gallery in 2016, we were delighted to work with John, commissioning a new poem as part of his Artist in Residence.

After many afternoons in the sea and an unforgettable day swimming with a group of participants, writing, eating and articulating our thoughts and emotions outside a beach hut off Lower Sandgate Road, John wrote Folkestone Embarkations - his wonderful response to his time in Folkestone which appears in his new book.

Folkestone Embarkations

There’s keen delight in what we have: The rattle of pebbles on the shore W.B. Yeats

1 The Harbour Arm

They are tomb-stoning from a ledge on the Harbour Arm, jostling apostles of thrill, the sea yelling up as they leap down its throat,

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