The Fountain Poets will meet again on Monday 4th September in the Cocktail Bar at the rear of the Rose and Crown in St John Street, 7.30 for 8pm.
The featured poet will be Jo Waterworth., pictured below at the recent launch of her latest pamphlet, Paper Islands.
At our last meeting we heard two triolets. If you have an island-themed poem, a triolet or, ideally, a triolet about an island, please bring it to read. If not, bring a couple of poems you’ve written during the summer break. Or just one if it’s very long …
A writer — and, I believe, generally all persons — must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.
-Jorge Luis Borges (24 Aug 1899-1986)