It is incredible how time works in the poetry world;
there is never enough time to work on drafts, edits and important major focus projects,
there is always time to talk to other poets (just not at events)
months speed up and pass by in a matter of what feels like weeks
short time elapsing between monthly events (usually 4 weeks ;) ) and yet it feels like a homecoming from a long trip when you manage to get to the next event.
That’s how I felt last Thursday (9th). I missed March’s SpeakEasy due to overwork in the real world and a need for sleep, also my car wasn’t well and I was trying to use it as little as possible. I was there at the February event and performed back in January, but it felt like 12 months had passed since the last time.
I was booked in for a 6 minute slot, but more than that I enjoyed the reunion, seeing old friends return and poets I had not seen in a year.
Amy Rainbow headlined and treated us to a whole new set a mixture of the familiar and personal.
The whole night was in remembrance of Tana Durham, one of the WLF team. I didn’t know her that well but she was a lovely lady with a lot of friends, including all the WLF team. Poems in her honour was very moving.
I left feeling I was walking on air.
Photos to follow