Our third birthday celebration with our Pick of the Poets event and Katie Bonna, the performance poet, entertaining seemed to go down very well. We had a very good attendance with some old friends returning. They will be back!
We kicked off with 12 readers reading poems other than their own selected from this website. The wide range of material and poets chosen was fascinating and it was very interesting to hear why the readers had made their selections.
To hear one's own material presented in a different manner to which one would read it was a new and strange experience. Very rewarding, also.
The readings will be added to the site soon in the April 2011 archive.
The second half of the evening was given over to Katie Bonna, the first time that we have had an invited guest poet. Katies is a poet and actress who shows remarkable maturity in her writing and performance despite her youth. She was funny, insightful and quite precise in her observations of life. Here she is in full flow:
Roll on the next Poetry Aloud birthday party!