Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Book Launch - The Amen of Knowledge by Terry Quinn

You can find Terry's blog here: http://terryquinnpoetryuk.blogspot.co.uk/

Entry: free
Open Mic Event
Winners of the Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize Julie Maclean ( When I saw Jimi ) and Terry Quinn ( The Amen of Knowledge ) launch their collections on the 8th June at The Barlow Theatre. Julie lives on the Surf Coast, Australia but was born and grew up in Bristol and this retrospective collection sparks through those times. Terry lives in Preston, Lancashire and his everyday language covering ordinary subject matters have a subtext which has become the hallmark of his poetry.

Together they will attempt to find common ground when they tackle similar issues from their books but will also read separately and there will be open mic slots throughout the afternoon.

The prize was instigated by Indigo Dreams Publishing in commemoration of Geoff Stevens, editor of Purple Patch ( national treasure, the Guardian ) Black Country poet and artist and after a break for refreshments Geoff’s poetry and artwork will be on display with selections from his poetry being read. There will also be an open mic for his poet friends to add to their memories with poetry readings.

The event starts at 2-00pm (doors open at 1-00pm) with the evening session beginning at 7-00pm.
Venue Details:
at Barlow Theatre - 2.00pm

Address: 3, Spring Walk, Olbury, B69 4SP, GB

Friday, 17 May 2013

Contemporary Poets

Last night we were introduced to, or reminded of, some contemporary poets by our fellow members:

Martin presented us with David Horner, a children's poet and educator.
Lorna presented us with Robin Herne and Charlotte Hussey, contemporary using bardic traditions.
Terry presented us with Alice Oswald, a British poet who won the T.S. Eliot prize in 2002.
Vince presented us with Christopher Reed,  twice nominated for the Whitbread Awards.
Mike presented us with Billy Collins, Poet Laureate of the United States 2001 to 2003.

Many thanks for their input and please use the links above to find out more on these poets.