Steve Ely talked passionately and eloquently about English Bibles and English Poetry and Ben Wilkinson charmed us with nuanced, intelligent and lyrical poems including several about his beloved Liverpool FC.
This month's poetry discussion took place around Billy Collins's, The Dead,
read by the talented Gaia Holmes. A 'lively' discussion ensued.
11 poets read in the open mic section:
- Shirley-Anne Kennedy
- Anthony Costello
- Andy Smith
- Marian Tonge
- Eileen Earnshaw
- Jaynie Powsney
- Roy Baylis
- Paul Jelen
- Ellie Kennedy
- Joe Kozarzewski
with poems, prowse and rants on politics, parents, fell running, love affairs, purgartory, kittens, holiday romances, carbon footprints, time, journeys and aliens!
In August our featured guest poets will be Sarah Corbett and Kim Moore.
Come and join us!
Thanks to the staff at Kava Café, Todmorden for accommodating us and to Dale Hibbert and his wife Sveta for providing us with the venue.