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.’ (www.goodreads.com)
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.
Poems by Gareth Writer-Davies, Ann Copeland, John Gohorry, Barbara Wheeler, Adrian Boddy, Ríonach Aiken, Dennis Tomlinson, Nicola Jackson, Simon Cockle, Nicky Phillips, Richard J.N. Copeland, Clare Crossman, Adam Warwicker, Yuko Minamikawa Adams, David Van-Cauter, Rose Saliba and Jay Ward
Poems by Dennis Tomlinson, Gareth Writer-Davies, Yuko Minamikawa Adams, John Gohorry, Barbara Wheeler, Ann Copeland, John Gartland, Nicky Phillips, Ríonach Aiken, Dick Jones, Rose Saliba, Ian Harding, Emily Harkness, Jay Ward, Sue Aldred, Richard J.N. Copeland, Luisetta Mudie, David Van-Cauter, Kim Simmonds-Hurn and Adam Warwicker
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.
Shoestring Press have just (May 2011) published my pamphlet ‘A Manager’s Dog’. It’s a sequence of 18 poems in which the faithful guardian/supporter/gofer tells of his master’s rise to power in the hierarchy of a business organisation, and how he himself contributes to it. But what happens when the manager reaches the pinnacle of success? Readers familiar with the patterns of tragedy will be able to predict the consequences no doubt for the manager….but what about the dog? It’s ISBN: 978 1 907356 25 3 price £5 from Shoestring Press or through any discerning bookshop.