A Night Out with Robert Garnham

I know! What ravers we are! One social engagement after another. Especially with talented poets! We adore the Guildford Fringe Festival, so much more civilised than that overwhelming Edinburgh one. So much so, that last night we went to see the prolific and wonderful Robert Garnham upstairs at The Keep. A beautiful venue opposite theContinue reading “A Night Out with Robert Garnham”

A Night Out with John Cooper Clarke

Hello Poetry Lovers Yes, I thought that title would make you stop and look. It is actually true, we had a night out with Mr JCC himself, only we shared him with at least 300 others! And we were grateful for even that much intimacy. My lovely friend Trisha Broomfield and I were lucky enoughContinue reading “A Night Out with John Cooper Clarke”

Hannah Lowe

Hannah LowePoetry ClubSupported by the TS Eliot FoundationThe Coronet Theatre5th April 2022 I have to confess that apart from seeing this wonderful poet, I had an ulterior motive to exorcise memories of that former flea pit The Coronet. A cinema I frequented in the late seventies, a grim setting with unforgettable films like Jubilee. ItContinue reading “Hannah Lowe”

Poetry Basket Review

Hello Poetry Lovers Welcome back to the Poetry Basket Review. Today we have an absolute stunner by the very talented Pratibha Castle titled A Triptych of Birds & A Few Loose Feathers. Her award-winning debut pamphlet gets a well-deserved hot review. Pratibha has been highly commended in various poetry competitions, and longlisted for The BridgeportContinue reading “Poetry Basket Review”

Surrey New Writer’s Festival Part Two …..

Hello Poetry Lovers Welcome to Part Two of this terrific event. Well, what can I say about Nikita Gill and Instagram Poetry? Chaired by Sharron Green, this amazing Instagram poet, Nikita gave us a fascinating session. This talented writer, poet and playwright, read from her poetry collection Where Hope Comes From, born from the firstContinue reading “Surrey New Writer’s Festival Part Two …..”

The Slaggs Cafe’s first review

Hello PL’s We are most honoured to have our first review of the Slagg’s Cafe. This is thanks to the lovely poet, Sharron Green. Herself a big frequenter of this desirable ‘In’ place. Not the most favourable of reviews, but you’ll find there is a backlash of The Slagg’s most loyal customers. There is toContinue reading “The Slaggs Cafe’s first review”

Return of the Poetry Basket

Hello Poetry Lovers Today we welcome back our poetry basket with another ripping review inside. Today it is Viral Odes, a collection of pandemic poetry by the prolific Sharron Green. A great and relevant collection – so keep reading…. Viral Odes by Sharron Green This new and anticipated collection from prolific poet Sharron Green greetsContinue reading “Return of the Poetry Basket”

Poetry Advent Calender – window 15

Hello Poetry Lovers And what a lovely window we have today – Spools of Thread by Angi Holden, published by the now sadly defunct Mother’s Milk Books. This kind of fell into my lap as much as I had to buy one of their books to enter their competition last year. I didn’t win butContinue reading “Poetry Advent Calender – window 15”

Poetry Advent Calender – window 7

Hello PL’s Welcome to day 7 of the poetry advent calender. I am delighted to open the window to Ex Situ by the wonderful M. E. Muir, a poet I have come to love and have the pleasure of knowing. I was swept away by this elegant collection bound by the fetching blue cover. TheContinue reading “Poetry Advent Calender – window 7”