ARTlifeLAND News #11 invites you to add your words to Poetry Pin Watchet - the UK's first virtual poetry town and history in the making. Meanwhile, over at Shurton Bars, in the shadow of the new nuclear power station building site, Poetry Pin Hinkley re-opens to new submissions as part of the finale of ARTlife's landscape art programme.

Join us in the latest issue of ARTlifeLAND, with the promise of uncovering myth and mystery along the Mineral Line and a new trail of geo-located poetry. And we celebrate two hundred years of Coleridge's magical poem Kubla Khan. Walking Words #10

Poetry Pin 2.0 is on its way! And this time we're walking the richly historical route from the village of Washford to the harbour town of Watchet, along the West Somerset Mineral Line.

Although the tracks of the old railway line have long since gone, this path is a well-trodden two-miles of beautiful and changing scenery. Its history and heritage are multi-layered and full of stories to inspire the poet in us all. We're teaming up with the West Somerset Mineral Line Association who care for and promote walks along the whole of the route. And we're working with the four local schools and Pebbles Poetry Group to begin a new trail of geo-located poems that everyone is invited to add to this summer.

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For the person who has everything.... I bet they don't have a book of toxic poetry! Thoughtful Christmas presents come book-shaped this year. A Walk Down the Rift (£10) is available from Amazon and local Exmoor bookseller Number Seven in Dulverton.
And if the classics are more your thing, how about The Rime of The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge - the original version inspired by Watchet and the hills of West Somerset - beautifully reproduced with images by Somerset artists. £12 from Amazon or direct from

Sunday is your last chance to try the Toxic Visitor Book Challenge, at A Walk Down the Rift, Contains Art, Watchet. 11am-4pm.