… is the humanity, warmth and wisdom of a pub full of poets. With my ‘member of the audience’ hat on (although ‘the MC in the hat’ was absent-mindedly hatless on this occasion), last Sunday was a day when I most definitely did.
So this post is a thank you to all the poets who not only read such excellent and diverse work, ranging from the laugh out loud – whether at the joy of life or its absurdity – to the profound, but who also helped to create such an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere for readers and listeners alike. For once, I can type ‘thank you for sharing’ without a note of sarcasm.
Our apologies to those whose image we didn’t manage to capture (not least to Lesley Sharpe, who not only took these photos but organised the event with her customary aplomb), but the photos below are at least a partial memento of a fine evening.
And a final personal thank you to my musical partner for this and many other evenings, Rich Moloney, without whom not only would I be a solitary (and instrumental) Jazz Monkey, but also one whose life would be more than a fraction less full. Time to start working up some more new songs for Birkbeck Poets 8!