We provide any poet who comes to our meetings with a sympathetic platform from which to read their work. We do not criticise or analyse but offer an encouraging ear.
There is, of course, a warm welcome for those who come along to listen.
If you cannot visit us at our regular meetings at The Bay Tree Cafe in St John's Street, Bury St Edmunds, at 7:30pm on the last Tuesday of each month (except December) then you will find us here at poetryaloud.org.uk.
Last night Michael Laskey was our guest reader. He read from his new collection “Weighing the Present” as well as from previous publications. For the first half of the evening he held us rapt, taking us through laughter and pain with his “life-affirming” poetry. His answers to the questions that followed were equally enlightening. 16 of us had assembled to hear him and to read our own poetry. Two people came who had not been before and one of them read. I look forward to Michael’s workshop, also at the Bay Tree, on Saturday the 4th of July.
This post contains the current Poetry Aloud posters for you to download and print.