Wednesday, 7 October 2009
And the heavens opened
Not everyone would consider last night's deluge the perfect arena for an al fresco poetry reading. I must admit I had my reservations and took a brolly. That said it was a great night and John Lindley a charismatic poet. For the many of you who hauled themselves along in that biblical down pour we hope you enjoyed yourelves, you were a great crowd and entered into the spirit of things despite being shunted backwards and forwards at times. Hooray for Ronnie's magnificent parasols and heaters. We are mighty glad that the drips from the canopy didn't hit the mic and electrocute the poet...it might have got us in the Macc Express though. Nothing else seems to work.
Tomorrow is National Poetry Day so make sure you tune into radio 4's Today programme ( 93.2FM) in the morning to catch Carol Ann Duffy hopefully reading the poem she has written for National Poetry Day. Also on Radio 4 in the evening is the final of the UK slam, with Jo Bell as one of the judges – Have a look at the website and if you do only one thing this week do send one of their free e-cards to a friend.
National Poetry Day www.nationalpoetryday.co.uk