East Coker Poetry Group

David Cloke from the East Coker Poetry Group is a long-standing member of the Fountain Poets. From time to time he sends out a newsletter. Here is the latest one.

Forthcoming meetings Winter 2018

Our meetings are held at the Helyar Arms, East Coker. Meetings start at 7.30pm on the last Tuesday of the month.  (There is no meeting in December)



Winter Open Evening 2018

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 – 7:30pm

A meeting open to anyone to read a poem or two.  Bring some poems to read or just come and listen and enjoy the ambiance.

These meetings are always popular


Walking Wounded: The Poetry of Vernon Scannell (1922–2007)

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 – 7:30pm

As with many poets before and since, Scannell’s prize-winning poetry – which covered topics ranging from love, war, ageing, fear, remorse, and even verse for children – seems to have sprung from the fertile soil of a disturbed and damaged life. Yet his verse, greatly admired by the likes of Seamus Heaney, is written in an accessible style, often laced with an engaging dry humour.

Jem Langworthy, who copy-edited his biography for Oxford University Press, presents an evening about this British poet and author.

The Helyar Arms lease is up for sale again.  The present owners have been very good to the poetry group over the last three years and have been happy for us to use the Apple Loft Restaurant for our meetings.  If the ownership does change, we hope that this will continue.  Watch this space !
If you want to run a Country Inn complete with Poetry Group then contact Christie and Co with about £120,000 at the ready…………….


For more information about the East Coker Poetry Group, contact :-

David Cloke,  Group Co-ordinator, 01935 862623

email    info@eastcokerpoetry.org.uk         website     www.eastcokerpoetry.org.uk