Late Starter

Emma Brodie-Gold and Diana Brodie at the launch of Giotto's Circle
Diana Brodie at the launch event for Giotto's Circle in Cambridge, UK August 2013, with her daughter, Emma Brodie-Gold

In 1995, Diana Brodie wrote her first poem.   She hatimidly enrolled on an Open College of the Arts correspondence so that nobody would find out about her presumption in thinking that she could possibly ever write a good one.  In the 1970s her next door neighbour had invited her to join her poetry group, but Diana said No, thinking she would be hopelessly out of place.

She found she enjoyed writing very much and joined a local poetry group, Arvon courses amd Poetry School workshops.  After she had read her first poem at the first Poetry School class she attended, Mimi Khalvati's First Poetry Versification course, another member of the class asked her if she had completed 'a collection" yet.  She had to ask "What is a collection?"

By the late 1990s, Diana was a regular at Jane Draycott's Poetry School workshops on Saturday mornings and a frequent attender at other poetry sessions as well.  She soon joimed the local group.

(To be continued)

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18.02 | 20:17

cont. felt we were sharing it with you.
Best wishes and thanks for your poems. Liz

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04.11 | 01:10

I love these poems more and more as I read them again and again. For me there are elements of Japanese Haiku in some of her poems. Diana Brodie is so talented.

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