Uncut Poets, Exeter

I really enjoyed reading at Uncut Poets at the Phoenix Arts Centre in Exeter last week.  Before the event, my lovely friend Emily treated me to a delicious Turkish meal at the Dinosaur Café.  I ordered a mixed salad - one generous spoonful of every type of salad on the menu - with home-made hummus, warm haloumi… Continue reading Uncut Poets, Exeter

Speaking Poetry Aloud

An imminent poetry reading (Sunday, 2nd March 7pm at The Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, London NW5 2RX - come along if you're around) and some comments by Robin Houghton about open-mic slots in her recent blog post have made me think about speaking poetry aloud: how I love some events but… Continue reading Speaking Poetry Aloud

2013 Live Canon Poetry Competition Prize Giving Show

I was extremely happy to be a part of this entertaining event at Greenwich Theatre, London SE10 on Sunday, 24th November.  The Live Canon Poetry Competition is different to most other poetry comps because not only are all shortlisted poems published in a handsomely produced anthology, they are also performed on stage by members of the… Continue reading 2013 Live Canon Poetry Competition Prize Giving Show

Live Poetry Readings on the Web

I'd like to alert you to a new poetry reading series, Transatlantic Poetry on Air, available to view on the internet. This is an exciting project if, like me, you live outside a big city and/or you're sometimes unable to make it to live readings because of caring for children or others.  Let's face it, there… Continue reading Live Poetry Readings on the Web