A LOVE of poetry and the "rich experience" of life has been a major motivator for an Anglesey poet who has published her fourth book.

Llanddona resident Meg Marsden launched her new book of poems 'Anglesey Rocks!' at the Owain Glyndwr pub in the village last Saturday.

Meg's work is inspired by the people she meets, the mountains, the ocean, and the complexities of life.

She has three other illustrated anthologies out; 'Glad,' 'Ice Pink Lipstick' and 'Cuban Heels,' plus a book of 'haikus' appropriately named 'Seventeen Beats of My Heart.' (A haiku is a Japanese poem with seventeen syllables.)

Originally from Birmingham, Meg lived in Cheshire for many years before fulfilling a dream to live by the sea.

She is married to Stephen, and has two daughters living in America. She was also a poetry judge for Writing magazine for 10 years.

Besides being a member of two Anglesey writing groups she is a keen knitter and has set up a weekly group in the local pub.

“I believe poetry and knitting are quite symbiotic, each having their own special rhythm,” she said.

To get a copy of 'Anglesey Rocks!' call 07913 223435 or email meg@tcomms.co.uk. It is £7.50.