Monday, 25 February 2013

This is great!

Sarah Kay on power of poetry
 Sadly, it's not letting me embed the video...
Watch it HERE!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012


I am happy to report that Bath Poetry's first meeting was a disarming and devastating success!;-) My horizons have been expanded by Irish and Spanish poetry in particular, and it was great to meet up and enjoy poems in good company.
For the next meeting in December we are thinking of moving to The Star - a quiet, cosy pub up on the hill (it has a real fire!) where we ended up having drinks afterwards.
And here is a treat I found via the Poetry Foundation website - my new found source of inspiration and poetic material. Whether you are looking for poems to bring to the next meeting or not, their site worth having a peek at!

Ars Poetica
By Archibald MacLeish

A poem should be palpable and mute  
As a globed fruit,

As old medallions to the thumb,

Silent as the sleeve-worn stone
Of casement ledges where the moss has grown—

A poem should be wordless  
As the flight of birds.


A poem should be motionless in time  
As the moon climbs,

Leaving, as the moon releases
Twig by twig the night-entangled trees,

Leaving, as the moon behind the winter leaves,  
Memory by memory the mind—

A poem should be motionless in time  
As the moon climbs.


A poem should be equal to:
Not true.

For all the history of grief
An empty doorway and a maple leaf.

For love
The leaning grasses and two lights above the sea—

A poem should not mean  
But be.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

New Poster!

Next meeting: Fri 9th Nov

Hello Bathians!
Exciting news!

Bath Poetry Book Club will be taking place next week - come hang out and share your favourite poems over a glass of something delicious!

Friday 9th November
at Jika Jika George Street, BA1 2ED
look for us in the back of the room from 6.30pm!

I just confirmed it today and I'll be putting up posters around town tomorrow!
Can't wait to see what lovely surprises people bring in!:D
See you there!

PS. Tell everyone!;-)


Wednesday, 12 September 2012


The poster is here!

So far so good!
The original document quality is a bit better, but you get ther idea ;)
I'll be printing them off tomorrow.
Exciting times!

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Bristol Poetry Festival 2012

Recommended poetry event: Bristol Poetry Festival 2012
Mon 24th to Sun 30th September

Only 12min away by train - looks like it's worth a visit!

Welcome to Bath Poetry Book Club!

I was just thinking: I wish Bath had a poetry book club.

I wish perhaps once a month I could meet up with people who love discovering and celebrating poems. I wish I could hear their favourite limericks, avant-garde poem-dokus, heart-aching romantic sonnets...
Well, why not?

The Bath Poetry Book Club has a simple goal: to bring together those who love poetry and expand their horizons. We are going to organise the first club meeting in the evening on Monday the 8th of October, venue to be confirmed!
We are now open for suggestions: which poem should people know about? Which poem would YOU save from extinction?

Poems will be read, beverages will be consumed, fun will be had by all!

I am preparing posters to be put up around town to advertise our first event! Please get in touch if you have poem suggestions or if you'd like to get involved in any shape or form!

The most succinct and eloquent of the literary forms needs you!!!