Looking forward to this Friday evening when I’ll be reading my poem, ‘Ringo Hated Onions,’ at the London launch of the anthology, Newspaper Taxis, published by Seren.
Delighted to find my poem in such distinguished company – others in the book include: Simon Armitage, Carol Ann Duffy, Elaine Feinstein, Peter Finch, Adrian Henri, Philip Larkin, Lachlan Mackinnon, Roger McGough, Sheenagh Pugh, Jeremy Reed and Carol Rumens.
Featured in The Guardian's What to read in 2013, the anthology tracks the influence of the Beatles’s creativity on successive generations, with poems that respond to songs, events and much more. Further details, here.
Do come along for the reading and buy a copy. It’s all in a good cause as royalties are being donated to Claire House Children's Hospice, serving those children and young people of Merseyside with complex medical needs since 1998.
I'm not sure how many of the poets will be reading on Friday, but I'm pretty sure Philip Larkin won't be among them. Hope to see some of your there:
The Betsey Trotwood, Clerkenwell, London
Friday 15 February 8pm