|Poets of London's Poetry Cities
Poets and poetry lovers from other cities who are visiting
London are warmly invited to join Poets of London at Waterstone's Gower
Street and to participate in our workshops, projects
of London also particularly welcome poetic eyes from other cities. We
warmly invite you to email us using the Poets of London alphabetical list
of cities above.
Poets of London was founded in 1997.
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The Poets of London Ensemble was formed in 2001. As a result of listening
to a Radio 3 broadcast, Sally Crawford heard the music of Jocelyn Pook
for the first time and attended a concert by the Jocelyn
Pook Ensemble at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in March of 2001. She found
herself among an audience of people who had made similarly inspired discoveries
and decided that Poets of London should form its own ensemble and explore
the art of being in the city.
meeting 'Enrico', one of the regular poets at Poets of London workshops,
was also a moment of inspiration someone who shared her passion
for poetry and commitment to acknowledging the need for poetry in all
of Poets of London is 'by and for people who love their cities'. So the
poetry written and read is not only about London and other cities but about
'being a poet' and 'accessing the poetic' in an urban environment.
is presently working with flautist Jane Brandon and the composers Errol
Hui, Kate Dornan, Kasia Middleton and Tim Meehan. The first performance
of the resulting work, 'Poem Suite "London"', took place on
1 March 2002.
Crawford founded Poets of London
in 1997, a year after she had started formally to write poetry and publish
group met first in the ubiquitous pilot meeting place, a local pub. This
was followed by meetings and readings on Level 6 of the Royal Festival
Hall. Then came a short move to Borders in Oxford Street, where 'Voice
of the Poet' readings were held, before the group moved to Waterstone's
Gower Street. The group meets there on the first and penultimate Tuesday of the month.
loved living in London for a brief period, but has now resorted to residing
in her second most favourite city, New York. She is honoured to be a POLE
alumna. Publications have appeared, or are forthcoming, in The SHOp,
Poets of London web site, American Artists and the Texas Review.
Enrico's poetic influences are Arthur Rimbaud,
Charles Bukowski, Giuseppe Ungaretti and Giorgio Caproni. His interests
are theatre, dance and acoustic guitar. He believes in creative writing
as an existential tool, enhancing self-awareness.
works in academic publishing. Her work is published in Stand, Agenda
and Still Journal of Short Verse. Her early poetic influences were
Shakespeare and Robert Browning; her later poetic influences are as above,
together with Miroslav Holub and the Polish poets in translation. Her
non-poetry joys are music, walking, nature in the city and suppers with
friends and fellow poets.
poetry to your life: http://www.poetsoflondon.com