1. ‘Round Midnight’, the first poem in History or Sleep, my selected poems, see here: https://robertsheppard.blogspot.com/2013/12/stan-tracey-im.html
2. ‘Prison Camp Violin, Riga’, from History or Sleep and Berlin Bursts and anthologized in the Carcanet anthology Smart Devices. The right analogy was to call it my 'hit single'. See here: https://robertsheppard.blogspot.com/2018/07/robert-sheppard-my-prison-camp-violin.html and here: https://robertsheppard.blogspot.com/2020/01/prison-camp-violin-riga-anthologised-in.html
3. ‘The Hippest Man to Walk the Planet’, a poem about Ray Charles, from Liverpool (Hugs and) Kisses (with Robert Hampson). See here: https://robertsheppard.blogspot.com/2015/01/robert-hampson-and-robert-sheppard.html
4. ‘Beefore or Never’, the piece commissioned for the Captain Beefheart Weekend at the Bluecoat in 2017. See here: https://robertsheppard.blogspot.com/2017/11/robert-sheppard-reading-at-doped-in.html
5. I then read two galleries from Charms and Glitter, including 15, from which Trev Eales’ and my contribution to The Broken Spine came from: Robert Plant (poem + photo). See here, for this forthcoming volume from Knives Forks and Spoons, https://robertsheppard.blogspot.com/2019/06/robert-sheppard-and-trev-eales-poetry.html
6. I finished with one of the ‘Poems of National Independence’, part of British Standards, which was addressed to Trev Eales (and recalls our trip to see the Who in 1976) -https://robertsheppard.blogspot.com/2020/02/real-beginning-of-new-series-of.html
Patricia Farrell read from her Logic for Little Girls, which is also forthcoming from Knives Forks and Spoons.
Here is a link that links to all the links to the good things on this blog: https://robertsheppard.blogspot.com/2020/02/fifteen-years-of-blogging-hubpost-to.html