Wednesday’s wise woman … Susan Utting
I was reminded of this on FB this morning … I had forgotten …
I heard Susan read her poetry at a Poetry Reading at Reading on Saturday. I have not listened to poetry since I was a child. As read by my mother or a teacher it was ot always a pleasing experience. Not because the poem was wrong or the reading poor – it was just not exciting -dull.
Having said that I remember later in the 1960s enjoying the storytellers such as Margaret Rutherford and Bernard Cribbins on the TV. Each evening actors would read a story on a programme on the BBC called Jackanory – designed to stimulate reading. The story-teller would transport me on an adventure or make a social comment to trigger thoughts, hopes, reactions – some small others life changing.
So when I heard Susan reading her few I was taken in a similar – I was wrapped in her word, as wannabe poet I was amazed when she read:-
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