Just back from another poetry appreciation evening in The Mission, North Shields. We listened to each other read and then discussed poems by writers including A.P Herbert, Edwin Morgan, Stevie Smith & John Clare.

Here’s a picture of the multi-talented, prolific A.P. Herbert.


Conversation flowed from sushi squashed on public transport, toilets, the Edinburgh Fringe festival, systematic map theft, war and being mistaken for an IRA terrorist. The stories shared between the stanzas took us from North Shields to London, New York, Paris, Ostend, Amsterdam and Edinburgh.

Mr Kipling cakes and homemade biscuits were enjoyed alongside tea and coffee.

We are taking a short summer break from our Tuesday gatherings but will be back on Tuesday 29th July when the theme will be journey/travel.

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