Poet in the City’s drop-in event tonight is hosted by John Mole on the theme of tripping the light fantastic. The Drop-in is a FREE monthly event (6.30pm for 7pm start), in which regulars and newbies bring along themed poems to share (their own, or by poets who inspire them), all in the comfortable setting of the poetry section of Waterstone’s, Piccadilly.
I had the pleasure of c0-hosting last month’s event with fellow poet, Louise Warren. November’s theme was ‘Rumours’. Not an easy one, but after scouring my book shelves, plus a trip to the Saison Poetry Library, I ended up sharing: ‘To Others Than You’ by Dylan Thomas; ‘I saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail’ by Anon (one of my favourite poets!); ‘Macavity: The Mystery Cat’ by TS Elliot; ‘I’m Nobody!Who are you?’ by Emily Dickinson; plus two of my own poems.
If you’d like to attend Poet in the City’s Drop-In, please RSVP by telephoning Waterstones on 020 7851 2419 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org Tonight’s theme is Tripping the Light Fantastic, under the expert guidance of regular host John Mole. John has been a recipient of the Gregory and Cholmondeley Awards for Poetry. He has presented BBC Radio 4’s Poetry Please and Time for Verse and, for Radio 3 he has compiled and presented Poetry Now. His most recent collection is The Point of Loss (Enitharmon, 2011).
For more information about the many events that Poet in the City organise, please visit: http://www.poetinthecity.co.uk