Big news!

The Chairing of the Bard of Ynis Witrin

I am thrilled to report that Fountain poet Michelle Diaz is the 15th Bard of Ynis Witrin (Glastonbury). She is a beautiful soul and a brilliant writer who fully deserves this honour.

I am also very happy to report that after a two-and-a-quarter-year interval for you-know-what, the Fountain Poets will be meeting again in person on Monday June 6th at 7pm in the upper room at The King’s Head in Wells High Street (BA5 2AE). Leave a comment below if you would like more information, or to be on the e-mailing list.

Have you looked through The Bardwindow? Do check out this website and its poetry podcasts. Log in or register to open a free account. Read the poems, post a poem to the website or listen to a podcast.

If you’re going to the Garden Festival in the Bishop’s Palace in Wells on the weekend of June 17-19, look out for short, garden-themed poetry performances book-ending the festival at 10am on the Friday (Annie Fisher and Ama Bolton) and on the Sunday at 4.30pm (Tony Watts and Genista Lewes.) I was in the Palace Gardens this week and have never seen them looking so beautiful.

“I prefer the absurdity of writing poems
to the absurdity of not writing poems.”
Wisława Szymborska  


2 thoughts on “Big news!

  1. Michelle Diaz

    Thank you dear Ama. Mirror, mirror ! (The Mirror of Avalon was the theme of the competition). Thanks to you Ama and my inspiring fellow poet friends. I hope to bring the world of Bard closer to the world of poet on the page through my new role. I feel hugely honoured to have received this position and will endeavour to become a bard of the Heart.


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