Torriano Poetry tonight

Originally posted on Torriano Meeting House:
Sunday 15th July, 7.30pm – Elizabeth Parker and Jill Abram introduced by Pauline Sewards. £5/£4 according to pocket. Elizabeth Parker‘s new collection, In Her Shambles is published by Seren books. Elizabeth was brought up in the Forest of Dean where her parents run a garden centre. She now lives on…

Magma 70 – The Europe Issue

Originally posted on bookerplays:
Europe means Europe (as Teresa May sadly never said) and Europe in all its complexities is the theme for the Spring issue of Magma, which radiates a raft of continental perspectives.  Editors Susannah Hart and Paul Stephenson have steered a careful passage around knee jerk Brexit poetry to produce a subtle,…

14 Great Poetry Gigs to Celebrate

Originally posted on bookerplays:
Writing poetry is one thing. Marketing it, quite another. This is where poetry gigs can come into their own. Over the last year, I’ve taken my poetry pamphlet, Later There Will Be Postcards, on a whistle stop tour of some great venues. Green Bottle Press launched the pamphlet last October at…

Poetry Gigs I Know and Love

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Performance is a great way to test out a new poem or recharge an old one. Looking back over 2015,  I’ve performed at some great gigs – either as an invited feature or open-mic – and learned so much. Thank you all for having me! So let’s hear it for The Torriano…

Poetry News goes to the Circus

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Thank you Nick Makoha for choosing my poem about a Romanian bear sanctuary as one of the winners in this summer’s Poetry Society Members’ Poems Competition. Sanctuarul Ursilor joins five strong poems by Sue Davies, Jenny Hamlett, N.J. Hynes, Christopher James and Isabella Mead on the centre pages of Poetry News,…