An Anthology Launch Poetry Reading

7.30pm Thursday 28 June 2018
Admission £3.00 on the door at David’s Bookshop
14 Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3DE

LOOSENED THREADS is the sixth annual anthology of poems written by members of local poetry group Poetry ID. It contains over sixty new poems by Dick Jones, Gareth Writer-Davies, Ann Copeland, J.Johnson Smith, John Gohorry, Barbara Wheeler, Adrian Boddy, Simon Cockle, Nicky Phillips, Richard J. N. Copeland, Yuko Minamikawa Adams, David Van-Cauter, Rose Saliba, Mark Randles and Jay Ward.

Come and hear some of the poems read by the poets who wrote them.

There are some open mic slots for guests to read a poem or two of theirs as well.

Interval refreshments will be available.

J.S.Watts, reviewing our 2015 anthology Coming Into Leaf, said ‘It is a collection of considerable quality and depth…a rich and fruitful collection of diverse poetry and poets looking at the world differently but always with freshness.’ (

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.

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,

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,