John Greening is coming to Letchworth

7.30pm THURSDAY 17 MAY 2018

Poetry ID has been fortunate to book the poet, playwright and critic JOHN GREENING to read and talk about some of his poems at a public event in May, ahead of the Letchworth Festival.

John Greening first came to prominence when he won 1st prize in the 1981 Alexandria International Poetry Festival; his first collection, Westerners, was published the following year. Since then he has published fifteen further collections of poetry, including To the War Poets (2013). His memoir of two years spent in Egypt, Threading a Dream – A poet on the Nile was published in 2017.

Glyn Pursglove, reviewing John’s collection Hunts: Poems 1979-2009 in Acumen called him ‘a significant presence in contemporary English poetry…serious (but never excessively solemn)’ praising his craftsmanship, his keen historical imagination, and his receptivity to the implications of place.

John Greening’s poems are accessible, vividly written and thought-provoking, and his reading will be of great interest to poetry lovers whatever their background.

Tickets are £3.00 in advance, available from David’s Bookshop or from John Gohorry ( Cheques should be made payable to David’s Bookshop. Book your seat now to avoid disappointment.


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Poetry Inspired by Wildlife

Some of us will read in this event. Here’s the information taken from Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust:

Tue, 27/03/2018 – 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Discover the wonders of wildlife poetry…

Listen, discuss and be inspired by poetry on wildlife, nature and local landscape.

Well-known and contemporary poems, chosen and read aloud by members of local poetry groups; U3A, Ver Poets and Poetry ID.

If you would like to read aloud a poem of your own choice, please contact Claudia Harflett on 07754 145029 or email

Meet 8pm at Howlands Baptist Church, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4RS.

No booking required.

Venue location

Howlands Baptist Church,
Welwyn Garden City,

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Poésie visuelle japonaise

Yasuo FUJITOMI, Kiyoe KAWAZU, Hajime KIKUCHI, Maki KITAZUME, Kensuke SHIMIZU, Chima SUNADA, Hiroshi TANABU, Shinichiro DEMURA, Junko HAMAE, Shukuro HABARA, Chisato HAMAJO, Satomi BANDO, Motoko HOSHI, Yuko MINAMIKAWA, Kazunori YAOITA, Teo YAMAMOTO, Misako YARITA, Painter kuro, Shohachiro TAKAHASHI, Katsue KITASONO

Le 20 Janvier – le 31 janvier
7 rue François-de-Neufchâteau 75011 Paris
Tel. 01 43 79 80 20

vernissage samedi 20 janvier à partir de 17h
Lecture/ Performences å partir de 18h30,

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Poetry ID at Royston & District Museum & Art Gallery

Reading at Royston & District Museum & Art Gallery

Thursday 30th November, 7.30 – 9pm

Join Poetry ID (Poetry Society Stanza Group for North Herts) at Royston Museum, for an evening of performance poetry.

Wine and nibbles will be provided.

Free Admission. Donations welcome for wine & nibbles.

Drop-in activity, no need to book in advance.

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Poetry ID reading at David’s Bookshop

NPD 2017 Poster

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Arts Takeover, Letchworth

Arts Takeover in Letchworth
22 July 2017

Poetry ID will be reading at The Wynd from 10am to 11.50am.

Simon Cockle from Poetry ID will be reading 3.30pm at Main Stage.

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Reading at The Highlander, Hitchin on 20 July

At The Highlander

Highlander July 2017

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Waiting for the Echo – New anthology by Poetry ID

Poems by Dick Jones, Ann Copeland, John Gohorry, Barbara Wheeler, Adrian Boddy, Anne Sinclaire, Nicola Jackson, Simon Cockle, Nicky Phillips, Richard J.N. Copeland, Yuko Minamikawa Adams, David Van-Cauter, Rose Saliba and Jay Ward.

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Reading at David’s Bookshop on 15 June

PID reading at David's

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Poetry reading in Tokyo

Poetry reading in Tokyo 2016
A Poetry ID member Yuko Minamikawa Adams is going to read her Japanese poems with her poetry friends in Tokyo:

Sunday, 4th December 2016

3pm starts

Cafe Lavanderia, Koyosha Bldg. 2-12-9 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Yuko Minamikawa Adams, Misako Yarita, Junko Arakawa, Maki Kitazume, Shinobu Nagasawa and Kanako Ura.


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