Still buzzing from last night at The Chillingham in Heaton. Poets Harry Gallagher
have started a new spoken word evening every month at The Chilly. It’ s called The Stanza and I was one of three poets invited to perform.
I shared the stage with poets David O’Hanlon
I know David but it was the first time Catherine and I had met. Great poets. Authentic, enjoyable performances.
There were also open mic slots and I enjoyed seeing “big names” on the scene like
Kirsten “Apples and Snakes” Luckins
and Jane Burn rub shoulders with newcomers including my cousin Ross Punton.
The audience was brilliant: receptive, interested and engaged. I got a “whoop” after performing my haiku. That was a first….
There were free poetry books courtesy of Borderline Books, the organisation that gives books to the bookless and music from Renata and Trev.
All in all a great night. Next one is Thursday February 19th. Entry: only £2.