Our first monthly drop-in of 2012 was both enjoyable and stimulating.There were many new and familiar faces at Waterstone’s Piccadilly on Tues 10th. With a humble direction from our host, poet Mario Petrucci, we explored the theme of Resolutions.
As always, the theme was open to interpretation and we were rewarded with a brilliant collection of poetry from our Poets in Attendance, as well as a selection of poems from our favourite poets, from John Donne to Carol Anne Duffy.
Once again, a few of us attempted to note the poets quoted and the poem titles. We tried to rectify any mistakes after the event; unfortunately, we weren’t able to confirm some names or titles. If you can help, please let us know in the comments below.
In addition, I was asked by a few people to link to their own website/blog and I was honoured to do so.
Have a wonderful start to 2012 and thank you for the poetry!
NOTE: Our next drop-in is on Tuesday 7th February. The theme is Stone Circles.
When: Tuesday 7th February 2012, 6:30pm (wine, browse, chat); 7:00pm (poetry)
Where: Waterstone’s at 203-205 Piccadilly, London, First Floor, Poetry Section
Cost: Free of Charge
RSVP: Phone Waterstone’s 020 7851 2419 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Also in February, Poet in the City are holding a Bob Dylan event on the 20th and a Tennyson event on the 27th. Visit the Poet in the City website for more info.
Poems read at the Resolutions drop-on on the 10th January
Hafiz – All The Hemispheres ; How Did The Rose; Even After All That Time
Mario Petrucci (host)– Let Us Talk; What Is It Death
Rilke -We Cannot Know His Legendary Head
David Neita (poet in attendance) -Millennium Song
Gary – Resolution Rhyme
Lea Longford (poet in attendance) – I Will Not
? – Delay
John Short (poet in attendance) – Carol
Simon Harrison – New Year’s Poem
Abbas? (poet in attendance) – Outpouring Of Grief
Robert Browning – Prospice
Pamela Franklin (poet in attendance) – Ask
Daisy King (poet in attendance) – Sleeps
Mira Mehta (poet in attendance) – Eternal Conundrum
Edna St. Vincent Millay – Conscientious Objector
Jazzman John Clarke (poet in attendance) – Some Things You Should Care About
Alfred Tennyson – Charge Of The Light Brigade
John Whiting (poet in attendance) – Resolutions
Claudine Rage Franks (poet in attendance) – The Trees Ask Where You Are
Kim Adonizzio – New Year’s Day
Carol Ann Duffy – Stephen Lawrence
Alfred Tennyson – Ring Out Wild Bells
Jamie Field (poet in attendance) – In Order To
Irena Ratushinskaya – Will Live And Survive
Thomas Hardy – The Darkling Thrush
Antonio Francesco Alessandro – I’ve Been Around The Wild
Sally Gethin – Janus
Madeline Young (poet in attendance) – Writing Resolutions
Katherine Lockton (poet in attendance) – Arriving In Heathrow
Vicki Stannard (poet in attendance) – First Date
Kavita Jindal (poet in attendance) – How I Will Write Next Year
Matthew Dickman – Slow Dance
John Donne – A Valediction Forbidding Mourning
Maureen Birch – I’m Starving
Julija (poet in attendance) – The Place Where The Fox Lives
And For Tia who didn’t get to read:
Gerard Manley Hopkins – My Own Heart Let Me Have More Have Pity On