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.
For more information about the East Coker Poetry Group, contact :-
David Cloke, Group Co-ordinator, 01935 862623
email firstname.lastname@example.org website www.eastcokerpoetry.org.uk