The snow may have melted, but inside Waterstones Piccadilly on Tuesday 9th we had an enjoyable snow fight, throwing poetry and even prose at each other. This month the theme was “Stone Circles”, and there were some surprising poems read. Hosted by John Mole (Poet in the City poet in residence) we explored every corner of our Isle, covering a variety of stone circles including some transgressions involving crypts, houses and Bolivian mothers. It was great to see so many new faces; their enthusiasm was infectious.
As always we have made a list of all the poems read. Again the list may not be factually correct and any help filling in any gaps would be more than appreciated.
Stay warm. Thank you for the poetry
NOTE: Our next drop-in is on Tuesday 6th March. The theme is “Explorers”.
When: Tuesday 6th March 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 March: Maria Stepanova on the 8th at Imperial College; A celebration of the Forward Prize with Seamus Heaney and Sebastian Faulks on the 19th.
And don’t forget Tennyson on the 27th Feb at King’s Place.
Visit Poet In The City for more info.
Tune in next week for a post on Tennyson.
Poems read at the Stone Circles drop-in on 7th February
John Montague – Like Dolmens Round My Childhood, the Old People
John Mole (host) – Quiet Stone
William Wordsworth – Incidents Upon Salisbury Plain
Leslie Norris – The Twelve Stones of Pentre Ifan
Kennet Steven – The Cavendish
Roger Thrush (poet in attendance) - Salisbury Plain
Thomas Hardy – Channel Firing
W H Auden – Prologue
Anne Boilen (poet in attendance) – The Kite Of The Tongue
Mark (poet in attendance) – At The Gate
Katherine Lockton (poet in attendance) – Babe; Three o’clock in the alto
Jazzman John Clarke (poet in attendance) – Stone Circle South East London
Pauline Syeiner (poet in attendance) – The Druids Of Primrose Hill
Martin Holroyd (poet in attendance) – Arbor Low
Jerry Steans (poet in attendance) – Stones Circles
Jamie Field (poet in attendance) – Stones
Lord Alfred Tennyson – excerpt from In Memorum
Gwyneth Lewis – Ancient Avenues
Geoffrey Grigson – Andrew Young April 1964
John Mole (host) – William Round Remembers A Sea-side Holiday
Ted Hughes – The Horses
Norman Kane – Climbing Saldon
R S Thomas – The Stones of the Field
Katherine Jamie – Finding (Prose)
Jo Ivie (poet in attendance) – Maeshowe
Rumi – The Mill, The Stone, The Water
John Burnside – Neo-classical
Tomas Transtromer – April and Silence
Alison Longley – Stone Circle
Norman Nicholson – The Monolith
Roger Thrush (poet in attendance) – The Peel Ring of Lumphanan
Wallace Stevens – Sunday Morning