This post in the British daily The Guardian reports that “following in the footsteps of Wordsworth and Coleridge and encompassing everything from dirty limericks to love sonnets thousands of visitors to Exmoor have added their poetic contributions to tin boxes, left out for the last three years to entice passersby.
Conceived by the poet Chris Jelley and supported by the Lynmouth Pavilion Project, the venture has been running for the last three summers…
And word has it that Mr. Jelly is currently “going through more than 6,000 contributions, sifting out the best, to be photographed and published in book form by Fly Catcher Press in October…”
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.