AKA Rogue Strands II: The Roguening
Yep, it’s back…almost a year to the day. It’s my enormous pleasure to be able to start talking about this properly, but after the success of last year’s event, Matthew Stewart and I are finally able to put on the second of these nights.
Hopefully, we can start picking up the pace a little bit now, although that is dependent on Matthew being able to get over from Spain. However, that’s an issue for another time.
For now, I want to concentrate on what an amazing line up of poets we’ve assembled.
Feast your mince pies on this lot:
How good is that list of people, even factoring me into it? That is a mix of poets to be proud of and all for the princely sum of £3 (or more if you want) that goes to help out the wonderful folks at The Trussell Trust.
Last year we raised over £300. I want to do much more than that this year, so if you can’t make it then please do feel free to donate here –
Matthew is going to share more in terms of bios and a poem from each of the readers in the next few weeks and I will talk more about them here, but for now join me in my excitement.
It’s an honour for me to read with all of these poets, I’m a fan of all of them, so I’m a big giddy about it. Let me know if you’re coming along.
- Priority Seat
- Orthopaedic Hovercraft (Credit to my wife for this one)
- The Screaming of Rhubarb
- Darkness on the Edge of Tans
- Burnt Parsnips
THE WEEK IN STATS
17K running – Missed a run this week due to a visiting mother
0 Poems worked on Nada, nowt, zilch. Although, half an idea about a combination of Unwinese and Nadsat.
27 days without cigarettes. May have smoked yesterday, but it’s a blip.
1 rejection email – From Primers. There’s a magnificent looking shortlist of poets though, so I can’t wait to see who gets chosen.
1 flurry of submissions – Now I have a load of poems back I can send a load out again. That’s how it works
1 introduction to Stanley Unwin I’m pleased to have introduced someone to the work of Sir Stanley…
1 review published – Jane Lovell’s This Tilting Earth
1 more week that I’m not having an affair with Eva Green
READ, SEEN, ETC
The Doomed City by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky
Island of Towers, Clarissa Aykroyd
Not a lot, couple of Dublin Murders and a Rugby World Cup final..
Vetiver, Up on High, Thing of the Past
Michael Kiwanuka, Kiwanuka
Anna Meredith, Fibs
808 State, Transmission Suite
and of course, The Archers…