Guest Readers and Programme
poetry readings start at 8.00 for 8.30 p.m.
2019 Guest Readers, January Monday 13th.
Mike Farren’s poems have appeared in journals including The Interpreter’s House, The High Window, Strix, Dream Catcher and Pennine Platform, and anthologies from Valley Press and SmithDoorstop. His pamphlet, ‘Pierrot and his Mother’ was published by Templar in 2017. In 2018 he was a ‘canto’ winner for Poem of the North and in 2019 he was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and was runner-up in The Blue Nib’s Chapbook Contest, judged by Helen Mort. He is part of the Yaffle publishing team and co-hosts the Rhubarb open mic in Shipley. A further pamphlet, ‘All of the Moons’ was published in 2019 by Yaffle. Poems from this pamphlet were set to music by Keely Hodgson and have been performed at the Ilkley Literature Festival and elsewhere.
Jeremy, a committed and regular member of Beehive Poets, has built up an impressive portfolio of work over the years. His writing is particularly important at the present time when we are faced with the threat of global warming and our collective attitudes to the shared environment and the natural world. His poems often focus on creatures, habitats and our interactions with them. They are intelligent, sensitive and finely crafted and we are now fortunate to be able to hear a selection of these poems and benefit from the beauty and wisdom of his words.
Monday 20th. January
Bring poems to read and share good conversation in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.