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What Happens in Dorset…

Illustration by Cathy Webster

By Alison Brownlee

When poets, musicians and artists gather for the annual Evening of Wine, Words, Music and Art at the Dorset Recreation Centre, there’s no telling what might happen.

At the eighth annual event, while another performer was on stage, one nervous-looking poet was standing quietly in the hall with his friend, shuffling papers and waiting to share his work with the community.

One of the pieces he was holding was simply named The Dorset Fire Tower Poem.

Those who know Martin Avery know his work could never be described as simple – quirky, humorous, clever, or risqué would probably be better…

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