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Monday, October 31, 2016

Robert Sheppard: impromptu set list Storm and Golden Sky 28th October 2016

Andrea Brady was ill (get well!) and the other organisers were unavoidably elsewhere (come back!). Storm felt full. There were a lot of people who hadn’t been there before. (Two new email addresses for our list.)

In the first half I read some EUOIA outtakes:

The complete works of Sophie Poppmeier (see here and here).

One of her poems that I read may be seen at http://tonyfrazer.weebly.com/robert-sheppard.htm .

And then, to finish, 'Nonofesto' by Trine Krugelund. These are two fictional poets from the EUOIA (see here and here) that I am thinking of developing for part three of my fictional poet project. 

Patricia Farrell read new work, James Byrne read from his two latest books (he’d been in the room when I phoned Patricia, so had preparation time) and Tim Allen, who read from a book provided by me minutes before he read. Good sports all.

It was a first half of ‘slight returns’, I explained, people who had already read at Storm.

Yvonne Reddick read well in the second half. She is a poet and academic researcher. She was a Wordsworth Trust mentee in 2014 and won a Northern Writer’s Award in 2016. She has published poetry pamphlets with Seapressed and with Knives, Forks and Spoons Press. Her collaborative art and poetry exhibition Deerhart has toured to galleries in Cambridge and Preston, and will travel to Edinburgh in late 2017. See Yvonnereddick.net

Off to the Belve. Beer. Oblivion. Bossa Nova.   

Coming soon to the room you can see above the front door in the photo above: Linda Stupart and Allen Fisher on Friday 25th November.