Our new poetry book Stones in Our Hands available for sale now!

St Petrocs new poetry book was launched at the Royal Cornwall Show 2019. Stones in Our Hands is a collection of poetry by clients, staff, volunteers and supporters of St Petrocs.

Stones in Our Hands is a collection of poetry by clients, staff, volunteers and supporters of St Petrocs, exploring themes that resonate with homelessness. The poetry was produced through facilitated workshops with clients, staff, volunteers and supporters of St Petrocs throughout the winter of 2018/19.

‘They are deeply personal, and totally universal, humanity shown through longings for ordinary things, and joy found in hard times in nature.’ Annamaria Murphy

Poetry workshops took place during the delivery of the winter night shelters across St Petrocs’ two resource centres and supported accommodation. People enjoyed the sessions and got a lot out of them. One participant said:

‘Since this writing project has started it’s helped me a great deal along the way, to feel empty now. It’s released all these chains. It’s like I can breathe again.’

Stones in Our Hands is available to purchase for £10 directly from St Petrocs and is stocked at the Edge of the World Bookshop in Penzance.

To order a copy of the book directly from us or to find out more please email us at [email protected]

A participant at a poetry workshop