Thursday, July 03, 2008


Hi gang,


If I sound a little manic this month it’s because I’ve been suffering from the Toothache from Hell, and haven’t yet found a kind and dentist who won’t cost me an arm and a leg to treat me.  Have been shoveling handfuls of painkillers down my gullet and fortunately things have eased up a little so I’m not as ready to commit murder as I was last week.  So if any of you have dentist poems, please keep them to yourself… I get nervous even thinking about it!


Happily, however, there is a lot of very good stuff to be thinking about for July, and hopefully we’ll see some of you there.  To start with on Wednesday, 9th July there’s LOOSE MUSE at the Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2 (closest tube = Covent Garden).  This is London’s only regular event for women writers of all genres, with a warm and wonderful open mike sharing session, plus at least two featured writers each month.   First up we have the indomitable Bernadette Cremins, a writer whose quick wit and astute use of words combine to bring us razor sharp poetry that takes no prisoners.  And then we have Susan Richardson, a writer of tremendous sensitivity who is coming all the way from Wales to Loose Muse for the first time, to share some her ethereal work with us and take us to another place, another time.  Finally, as a special Guest Poet all the way from Atlanta, the queen of Georgian eloquence, the wonderful Karen Head.  Truly a night not to be missed. The night starts at 8.00 p.m -  £5.00/£3.00 concs.  And there are plenty of chances for you to come read your own work in the open mike readings from the floor.   


Next we have ANGEL POETRY on Thursday 10th July kicking off as usual at 7.00 p.m.  This monthly poetry reading is at Borders Bookshop at the Angel in the N1 Centre Parkfield Street, London N1 – the shopping mall opposite Angel tube station.    We continue with our triple bill of feature poets in July, each with their unique own way of seeing the world and sharing their work.   

First we have Anjan Saha, the popular London poet who mixes his profound love of words with Asian rhythms for his first appearance at Angel Poetry.  Then we have Susan Grindley, whose broad sweep of life, love and every-day emotions form the bedrock of her perceptive poetry.  And finally, in case you missed her, coming all the way from Brighton, Bernadette Cremins is making a second appearance at Angel Poetry.  There are also floor spots available on the night, so just turn up and let me know you want to read.   Please note there’ll be no Angel Poetry in August but the this popular event will be back in September with some truly sensational features.


And as well as hosting these events, I’m also featuring in the following two so get your diaries out. 


This Sunday 6th July I’m performing as part of the London Magazine 4-day Poetry Tent as part of the O2 Wireless Fest at Speakers Corner.  Along with a some of London’s finest spoken word artists, I’ll be there on Sunday some time between 4.00 – 6.00 p.mApparently we’re right next to the beer tent, so it should be fairly easy to find us. 


Friday 18th July I’m featuring alongside my partners in poetic crime Ruth O’Callaghan and Rosemary Norman, at the Literature Lounge, a monthly event at the Poetry Café.  Get there any time after about 7.30 p.m. for a rare evening of words and wonder.


Hope to see you at one of these events or all of them – come share the passion, share the joy.


Love, always


Agnes Meadows

Host and fellow poet

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