Dear Poetry Lover,
allow me to introduce you to our village of McGregor and to this souvenir of The McGregor Poetry Festival which is now in its fourth year. The success of our well-loved Festival is due to many factors not least of which is the setting of our beautiful little village. Nestling in rolling hills at the foot of the Riviersonderend mountains, the town offers both beauty and tranquillity as well as a certain intimacy that lends itself to the enjoyment of poetry. It boasts magnificent starry skies, champagne air, great wine and remarkable hospitality. Add to this formula the dedication and enthusiasm of a local committee of poetry lovers and a magical experience unfolds. We are also grateful for and indebted to the support and faith of the poets themselves who share in the passion and imagination that is required to live a dream and transform it into reality.
Poetry, beauty, romance and love – let’s aspire and inspire to live for these.
Billy Kennedy McGregor 2016
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