Café Poets, a venue for working poets & poetry lovers at Pinky's, Market Square, Halesworth IP19 8AY, alternate months, 7pm, £3.50, 01986 872 981 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Poetry Aloud this month (March 2013) seemed to bring the renewal expected of Spring, although Spring itself didn't seem to be taking any notice. It was bitterly cold outside but in the warmth inside we had new (to us) poets, one of whom (Hil Jennings) had travelled from across the county. Read his excellent contributions in the archive.
For what its worth, this is a picture of the visitors to Poetry Aloud for all of 2010.
There is considerable variation month by month. November is interesting. The increase probably reflects us joining Twitter and the promotion of various poems there.
A brief explanation of terms:
Unique Visitors is what it says. It is the number of visitors to the site each month.
Number of Visits indicates that visitors come, on average, three times a month (No. of Visits/Unique Visitors).
A wonderful night last night at Sudbury Café Poets with Cameron Hawke Smith talking about Ancient Voices and discussing ancient Greek poetry.
The talk was illustrated by readings from Homer's Odyssey and Saphho in Greek and Cameron's translations into English to show the range of ancient Greek poetry.
You will now notice Share/Save buttons all over the place. These enable you to share our poems and posts on your favoured blogging site, such as Twitter, or save them to your web-based bookmark service.
You will also notice a button to the right of each page to enable you to follow us on Twitter more easily. This, of course, is only of use to those of you using Twitter. And Twitterers will understand the use of the 'Tweet this' button.
The September poems are now available in the Archive at http://poetryaloud.org.uk/archive/201009. This month produced a bumper crop, as Autumn ought, of poems of generally high quality. Some very high indeed.
We were honoured to have Ivor Murrell, who is the Suffolk Poetry Society Treasurer apart from being a fine poet, travel the width of the county to be with us for the first time. We hope it won't be the last. Ivor submitted his three poems to the site and we have put a link to his own website on the Links page: it is http://versifier.co.uk/.
To liven up our pages, I have asked a friend, Robin Crandall, to design a logo to represent the character of our poems.
The initial version (perhaps it is the final version) is now gracing our header.
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