About us

Submitted by Poetry Aloud on Fri, 05/08/2016 - 20:48

Poetry Aloud has met in Bury St Edmunds since 2008. We currently meet in the Bay Tree Bistro Café on St Johns Street every last Tuesday of the month, except December, when there is no meeting. We begin at 19:30 and aim to finish at 21:30.

How we roll

Submitted by Poetry Aloud on Tue, 21/07/2009 - 12:21

Poetry Aloud Website mission statement

This website has the same philosophy as the poetry reading group with which it is associated — to provide local poets with a sympathetic platform from which to read (or in this case narrowcast) their work.

AGM report and workshop proposal

The notes of the AGM of 26th July can be found here: http://poetryaloud.org.uk/AGM2016.

In the report you will see that there is a proposal to restart the workshops that used to occur on the second Tuesday of each month.

Joe Thraveson-Lambert is offering the use of his flat.

The format of the workshop would be that you take copies of the poems you are working on to hand around the group. When your poems were being discussed you do not speak until all comments are made.

July meeting

Submitted by Poetry Aloud on Wed, 27/07/2016 - 10:54

It was good to see and hear Chris Bowden return after a long absence caused by not being able to drive.

We also had a new poet in the form of John Radford, who brought his friend Mike to listen and offer support. We expect to be seeing John again!

Being school holidays, Florence Cox managed to join us. She was pleased to meet Bonnie, our Swedish poet, as Florence has a Swedish connection: Florence's late sister lived in Sweden.

A new look!

Submitted by Poetry Aloud on Thu, 30/06/2016 - 13:28

Welcome to our updated website. The code we have been using since 2008 has long been falling into obsolescence, and is now finally obsolete. We have upgraded to the latest (having skipped a generation of code) and we hope you like the result.

This new version will work better on mobile devices of all sizes. It is also more secure for us all.

Most importantly, all of the poems are still here, accessed in the archive from the right-hand menu or the tabs on the top menu.