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 Benson Blakes in 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.
The last Poetry Aloud meeting of the year will be on Tuesday 26th - 7.30 at Benson Blakes in St John's Street, as ever.
Old hands and fresh faces equally welcome!
Cherry Pie is not a traditional English dish, nor are the poems in “Cherry Pie and other poems” traditional English poems, they are instead a very impressive collection of poems written by Sally Warrell, about life in the twenty-first century, I won't try to list the subjects covered, suffice to say that I have every confidence that any poetry lover will find poems in this collection worth their attention.
The Sharpham Trust is developing a new residential creative writing programme hosted and led by award winning poet Alice Oswald, alongside other established guest writers. This is a unique and special opportunity to stay at Sharpham House and focus on your writing practice in a breathtaking, inspirational landscape.
Now you can go crazy categorising everything!
A wonderful afternoon of poetry at Walpole Old Chapel with Pinky's summer outing yesterday (18th August 2013) featured this wonderful piece from Tom Veasy: http://youtu.be/3xt3VvaH6f8
Our next Poetry Aloud meeting will, as usual, be on the last Tuesday of the month - ie. August 27th - at Benson Blakes, starting at 7.30.
We don't meet on the last Tuesday in December, but the committee thought it might be pleasant to meet for a meal at Benson Blakes at 7.30 on Tuesday 10th December. Given BB's popularity for Christmas "do's" we want to book early so I will do so after the meeting on 27th August.
Recently I was strolling through a nature reserve with a friend. It was a lovely day, and here and there were poems pinned to trees. The poems were all by established and accomplished poets. But I did feel something missing from most of them. They generally described the scene poetically and well. But I could see what they were relaying without their help and they added nothing.
This post contains the current Poetry Aloud posters for you to download and print.