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.”