Poetry Aloud

This week I've been hearing as well as reading poetry. I was one of the judges of the Poetry by Heart competition at St Augustine's Catholic College, Trowbridge, a local secondary school. Poetry by Heart is a national competition in which school pupils aged 14 - 18 learn and recite poems by heart. Schools hold… Continue reading Poetry Aloud

Giving a Poetry Reading

I took part in a Poetry Event at Stafford Library on Tuesday evening so I thought I'd share my experience and thoughts about giving a poetry reading. I was given one of three 20 minute slots and the evening included the Prize Giving of the 2012 Stafford Poetry Competition, run by Staffordshire Libraries and supported by… Continue reading Giving a Poetry Reading