May blossoms

Lots coming up in May. Next weekend is the Bucks Mills Festival, on the theme of nature and place, which you can read all about here. I’m reading with Deborah Harvey on Sunday at about midday, so if you’re anywhere near the North Devon coast (just where the knee of England bends into the Bristol Channel) come along.

Exactly two weeks later, on Sunday 19th are the two poetry walks at Bristol University Botanic Gardens with  The IsamBards, which featured in my last post.

Then, on 24th, the following Friday, it’s the Bristol launch of The Ladies and Gentlemen of the Dead.  As well as poems from the collection, which will of course be on sale, there will be a brilliant and entertaining mix of three others reading: Ben Banyard, Melanie Branton, and Deborah Harvey.

The launch is at 7.00 at The Folk House on Park Street,  close to the centre of the city, in the café/bar on the ground floor. Drinks and snacks will be available, and there are loads of eateries and other bars and pubs nearby. It should be a great night. Who knows it may spill out all over town upsetting wheelie bins and barking in alleys – come along if you can.

As the fox said:

                    On long green evenings or belated dawns
                    may your own kits play on and on
                    moon after moon, and even after
                    this city itself has gone.

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