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.
East Coker Poetry Group
Forthcoming events Summer/Autumn 2018
Tuesday, 28th August 18 – 7.30pm at the Helyar Arms
Kim Squirrel with music by David Squirrel
Bridport poet, Kim Squirrel comes to East Coker
David Squirrel, her husband, plays and also makes stringed instruments
Tuesday, 25th September 2018 – 7:30pm at the Helyar Arms
The War Poets
This year sees the centenary of the Armistice which brought an end to the First World War.
Jem Langworthy presents – with the aid of volunteer and conscript readers – an evening of poetry written by and about those who lived through the years 1914 to 1918, from the jingoists to the pacifists and the soldiers who found themselves ‘here because we’re here because we’re here…’.
We will see how the war affected the poetry of some well-known writers. We will also hear some too-often overlooked poetry written by women – nurses, wives, girlfriends, mothers. In addition to some refreshingly humorous verse written at the time we will look at poetry written long after the war which attempts to put it in some perspective.
Tuesday, 30th October 2018 – 7:30pm at the Helyar Arms
The theme this year is ‘Colours’. The deadline for entries is 1st October.
These competition evenings always bring surprising and varied poetry and are great fun.
Do put in an entry if you can – but you need to have a ‘colour’, either picked out at one of our meetings, or if you cannot attend, then email me for a random artist’s colour – you will get the next on the list!
For more information about the East Coker Poetry Group, contact :-
David Cloke, Group Co-ordinator, 01935 862623
email email@example.com website www.eastcokerpoetry.org.uk