We had a total of twenty-one readers and three just-listeners at our September meeting, so the new season has got off to a good start. The Fountain has been beautifully refurbished by Craig and Tessa, the new owners, who are generously making no charge for the use of the function room.
One highlight was a poem for two voices, performed unrehearsed but flawlessly. A couple of prose-poems and a tanka in two languages gave us a taste of something new. Three poets read found poems/erasure poems excavated from the same passage of prose, an essay by John Berger on the painter Vija Celmins. Two poems considered Diogenes: one from his point of view and one from his wife’s! Two poets were new to the group: welcome to the Fountain, Collette and Margaret.
We will be meeting next on Monday October 14th, when Rachael will be in the Chair.
Jo will chair the meeting on Monday 4th November, and the meeting on Monday 2nd December will be chaired by Morag. Dates for next year will be posted as soon as they have been confirmed.
The 2013 Anthology is now at the proof-reading stage. Watch this space!
This post was written by Ama.