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Poetry Event – Portsmouth – October 11th

Maggie Sawkins and George Marsh celebrate the publication of their new books: The House Where Courage Lives and The Angel’s Wound on October 11th at the Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth. There’ll be short readings, discussion, live music and bonhomie.  And it’s free! Live Music and Bar Hosted by Portsmouth Poetry – for more information and to book a ticket go to; https://portsmouthpoetry.co.uk

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Poetry Events – South Downs Poetry Festival

A quick post (work and life have got in the way again!) with a mention of three events for your poetry diary in October from the SDPF, the first of which is this Thursday NATIONAL POETRY DAY Celebrate back at our traditional venue at Chichester Library on Thurs Oct 6, 7pm (note new time) as Ted Hughes Award winner Maggie Sawkins reads from her new book, The House Where Courage Lives. PLUS OPEN MIC, live…

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Poetry Event – Arundel

I’m planning on going to this event next week – both Greg and Pratibha are excellent poets, and I have collections of theirs to review when I get the chance. More details below ARTS JUNCTION, ARUNDEL, on Mon 12th September, 7.30pm features Greg Freeman reading from Marples Must Go and Pratibha Castle reading from A Triptych of Birds and a Few Loose Feathers, plus new poems. And there’s Drip Action Theatre Company, live music and…

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Poems Page Updated

I’ve just added a prose piece to my poems page – it first appeared on the Interstellar Literary Review website back in 2021. It’s one of a long sequence of prose poems / flash fiction work that should be published next year. It was my first acceptance from a United States based magazine – another little goal I set myself accomplished! Three Car Incident at Twyford Down And so we wait. Strangers together in stationary…

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From My Poetry Bookshelf – The Dredging of Rituals – Louise Mather

I’m starting up my occasional book & pamphlet review posts again after an absence of over a year. As before, these will all be of books that I have copies of on my poetry bookshelf. They aren’t always going to be straightforward reviews – I may use them as a springboard towards other subjects or commentary on the authors’ work elsewhere. First up this time is Louise Mather’s The Dredging of Rituals, published through Amazon,…

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Poetry Event – Woking – 25 August

Barry Smith reads from his latest collection at the latest Write Out Loud poetry event in Woking. From Write Out Loud’s Facebook page; It’s our absolute pleasure to welcome as guest poet at Write Out Loud Woking at the Lightbox an influential figure who really makes things happen on the poetry scene, and is a very fine poet in his own right. Barry Smith is director of the South Downs Poetry Festival and co-ordinator of…

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Poetry Event – Arundel – 22 August

This looks like a great event as part of this year’s Arundel Festival Big House laying down some jazz groovesRaine Geoghegan, Chris Hardy, Naomi Foyle and Barry Smith laying down some lines I’m sure Big House are great (I haven’t seen them perform myself). I know that all four poets are excellent. Event link below. https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/Arundel-Festival-of-the-arts/t-yaqomgr

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