December 2012 – Sapna Rammani

Dear Dave,

It was a pleasure to meet you on Thursday and it was my first time at Survivors poetry. I must say that the people I heard reciting their poems were extremely talented and I felt humbled by the …



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November 2012 – Dave Russell

The Araucana
(Translated by David Russell)

Canto I

(This is an account of the province of Chile and the state of Arauco, showing the customs and military practises of the natives; it describes the arrival of the Spanish, and the …



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October 2012 – Dave Russell

La Araucana

This is a 16th Century epic poem, in Spanish, describing the conflict between the Spanish and the Araucanian Indians in Chile. It was, in its time, a best-seller, on a par with Don Quixote. It gained the respect …



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September 2012 – Bernard M Jackson



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August 2012 – The Recusant



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