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About alcsmith

Freelance facilitator and writer. Interested in: sustainable living; sustainable production; enviromental and ecopsychology; self development; adult learning; yoga; poetry; social and environmental justice; having fun; living mindfully; reflection; nature; and space.

Next Poetry ID Open Mic Night Monday 16 April 2012

Poetry ID will be reading a selection of our poems at The Sunrunner, Bancroft, Hitchin on Monday 16 April 2012. Free admission. There is also an opportunity for anyone attending to read 1 or 2 of their own poems. Time 8pm.

See our Events page for other upcoming dates.

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Poetry ID at Letchworth Library….

To see Poetry ID in action as part of National Libraries day, go to: http://www.weheartlibraries.org.uk/2012-02-national-libraries-day-in-pictures/

 

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Videos of Sappho poetry readings

Videos now available on YouTube  of the poetry readings at the unveiling of the Sappho statue:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=related&v=8juWivDcs8Q&gl=GB

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjKDUgU0P6k&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeoO-JaZqUE&feature=related

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Photos of poets reading at Sappho event 5th November 2012

Poetry ID were invited to read at the unveiling of the new Sappho statue in Letchworth Garden City.

Sappho

Gareth Writer-Davies

 

 

Sappho

Luisetta Mudie

  

Sappho

Sophia Brookes

 

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Celebrate National Poetry Day with Poetry ID…….

Come along to our Poetry reading and open mic night – details here:

https://poetryid.wordpress.com/events/

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After Orwell – pamphlet available

Poetry ID have created a pamphlet of poems specially written as part of the first George Orwell festival. Details of how to obtain a download or hard copy are here. If you happen to be visting Letchworth during the festival, which runs in mid-September, you can also buy copies from David’s bookshop or at the Poetry reading 7:30pm on 15th September – details here.

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Poetry ID at the George Orwell Festival

Poetry ID are hosting a poetry reading and open mic night as part of Letchworth and Wallington’s George Orwell Festival. Further details on the events page. We hope to see you there!

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Open Mic Night – Thursday 21 July in Hitchin

Poetry ID are holding an Open Mic Night at The Highlander in Hitchin on Thursday 21 July. The evening will start at 8pm. All welcome, whether simply to listen or to read a poem. We look forward to seeing you there.

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I am a being

I am a being
A person of some substance
I think
I dream
I speak
And I do what I can

I am a being
A thing of consciousness
I hope
I love
I hate
And I avoid what I can

I am a being
A creature of the universe
I want
I need
I own
And I hide when I can

I am a being
A spirit of the woods
I build
I sing
I dance
And I create what I can

I am a being
A life force to behold
I eat
I drink
I breathe
And I destroy what I can

I am a being
of substance
of consciousness

I am a being
of the universe
of the world

I am a being
A life force to behold

I am a being
Just a being

Alison Clayton-Smith

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Bathing landscapes

White bubble mountains surround
the lakes and pools of clear
grey water

My fingers trail lightly through,
dividing mountains as they go

Alison Clayton-Smith

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