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Friday afternoon open mic

6 Oct
In the garden at the Richard Jefferies Museum In the garden at the Richard Jefferies Museum

Yesterday afternoon at the Festival began with an open mic session within which two longer reading slots were given to myself and Anna Saunders. Continue reading

Open to interpretation

3 Oct

Martin Malone Poetry Swindon Fest 16.jpg

‘I’m on that team
That says go forward
With a Head Full of Steam’

Martin Malone cut through the dark of a busy Central Community Centre by announcing the results of the meat raffle; prize a lamb shank.

Mysteriously no-one had the winning ticket, I’m sure that a prime bit of topside made its way back up north with Mr. Malone too.

Martin is a poet at home in a Swindon skin and there was a two-way warmth between performers and audience on the night, poetry the go-between, The Interpreter’s House the common denominator. Continue reading