Poetry

South Downs Poetry Events

Ironically, after Friday’s post, the side hustle has taken up the time I was planning on using for writing poetry and a blog post today. Ah well. I’ll use today’s post to flag a couple of South Downs Poetry festival events this week Firstly an evening with Roger McGough on July 5th https://festivalofchichester.co.uk/event/poetry-and-music-with-roger-mcgough-south-downs-poetry-festival/ And secondly, Shout out to Shelley, in Horsham on the 8th July, which looks good fun, with Atilla the Stockbroker amongst other,…

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South Downs Poetry Festival

A while back, just before lockdown, I was asked to get involved in the South Downs Poetry Festival (SDPF). The SDPF runs throughout the year, and I’ve been tasked with generating ideas and events to the west of the South Downs – think Portsmouth, Petersfield, Havant, Guildford, as far across as Alton (but not Winchester, which already has it’s own excellent festival). The SDPF already has a strong presence in the East of the area,…

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Celebrating the Bard

A quick post to mention that I am reading at an event to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday. It’s part of the South Downs Poetry Festival, (of which more anon), and is hosted by my publishers, (it still, even after three years feels weird to write that!), Dempsey & Windle. I shall be reading Sonnet 50 alongside a very short poem of my own that links to the theme of that particular poem. Eventbrite link here should…

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