Keep on feeding me… poetry, poetry and more!

September 2011 was a record-breaking month for Poet in the City as we served up Gerdur Kristny, the Anticipation Drop-In, Grace Under Pressure: The Demiurge, Spread the Word and Storytelling, Chaucer and the Medieval Pilgrimage, Poetry and the State, Lorca’s Gypsy Ballads, Poetry and Wine, and Romanian Poets 4: Miruna Vlada …. you might feel you’ve eaten as much poetry as you can in a single month, but gird up your loins…. there is always room for dessert!

This week you can indulge in any or all of the following:

TODAY Mon 3 Oct 7pm: Celebrate Czeslaw Milosz at The British Library
An event celebrating the life and work of Czeslaw Milosz (1911 – 2004), a Polish poet, prose writer and translator of Lithuanian origin, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980, featuring David Constantine, Fiona Sampson, Kornelijus Platelis, Irena Grudzinska Gross and Denis MacShane. See Czeslaw Milosz: The Mind of a Great Poet.
This event is FREE OF CHARGE
Please RSVP: Tel 07908 367488 or email

TOMORROW Tue 4 Oct 6.30pm: “London” Drop-In at Waterstone’s Piccadilly
One of Poet in the City’s regular monthly drop-in events. Bring your own or a favourite poem exploring the theme of “London” to share with the group and join us for a glass of wine and friendly discussion of the poems read. This event is FREE OF CHARGE
Please RSVP: Tel Waterstone’s 020 7851 2419; email events@piccadilly.watersto​

NATIONAL POETRY DAY Thu 6 Oct 8am: Poetry Breakfast with Patience Agbabi at Bates, Wells and Braithwaite London LLP, 2-6 Canon St, London, EC4M 6YH
Patience Agbabi is one of the most exciting contemporary voices in the UK. A celebrated poet and performer, she has appeared at numerous diverse venues in the UK and abroad. R.A.W., her groundbreaking debut collection of poetry, was published in 1995, and won the 1997 Excelle Literary Award. Her poetry has since been published in numerous journals and anthologies. In 2004 she was named as one of the Poetry Society’s ‘Next Generation’ poets.  Her most recent collection is Bloodshot Monochrome (2008) published by Canongate, and in 2010 she was appointed Canterbury Poet Laureate. Wake up to National Poetry Day with Patience and Poet in the City.
Come and join us for the ultimate quick fix of coffee, croissants and culture!
The event is FREE but spaces are limited
Please RSVP: Tel 07908 367488 or email

NATIONAL POETRY DAY Thu 6 Oct 6.30pm: Wendy Cope – Games People Play, at Waterstone’s Piccadilly, London
A evening of readings by the acclaimed poet and Poet in the City patron, Wendy Cope.
To celebrate this year’s National Poetry Day, Poet in the City is proud to present an evening with Wendy Cope on the theme of Games People Play. Her most recent collection of work, Family Values, combines her characteristic humour and formal ingenuity with subtle reflections on love, childhood, and growing old. In with keeping London 2012, the theme of this year’s National Poetry day is ‘Games’. Wendy is most interested in the sort of games people play with each other, mind games, and games in relationships and in love. Spend a delightful evening in the company of one of the UK’s best loved poets, who is also a patron of Poet in the City. Tickets cost £9.50 and can be purchased from Waterstones or by calling the events team on:Waterstone’s 020 7851 2419 or email events@piccadilly.watersto​

Please come along and bring your friends to any of these events. Feel free to introduce yourselves to Poet in the City volunteers and request more information about other events or about getting involved with Poet in the City as a volunteer yourself.

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About Tia

I am a writer and a web project manager, with a passion for poetry and the creative arts, and interests in many other topics. I have experience in writing, editing, coaching, HTML and CSS programming, software testing, sales, and management. Together with my husband, Eyal Azulay, an experienced software developer, we work from our UK-based company, Get It Write International Limited ( to develop the online presence of companies and individuals via websites, blogs and social media. We have a global perspective, having lived or worked in many countries, and in several different industries. I indulge my poetic passions at Poet in the City (UK) and post my own poems on
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One Response to Keep on feeding me… poetry, poetry and more!

  1. R Q says:

    If the Muse can punish the poet, or tying me me specifically and think she can get away with it, then I won’t be celebrating National Poetry Day this year.

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