Friday 14th July 2017 – Guest poet: Robert Seatter
Robert Seatter has published three poetry collections: Travelling to the Fish Orchards, On the Beach with Chet Baker and Writing King Kong, all from Seren. A new collection, The Book of Snow, came out autumn 2016 from Two Rivers Press.
He has won many awards and nominations for his poetry including National Poetry Competition, London Poetry, Forward Poetry Prize and Housman Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in many publications, magazines, on TV and radio, and even the London buses. He is also Chairman of The Poetry Trust which runs the acclaimed Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
He lives in London where he works for the BBC, following earlier careers in publishing, acting and teaching.
A gloriously individual voice Planet
His poems can remind us how complex a business it is to recall and rebuild a world, and how the act of doing so comes bundled with its own sense of loss Poetry London
Fresh, uncluttered poetry…where a kind of luminous immanence is possible Poetry Wales
A confident and accessible voice Oxford Poetry
Packs a considerable emotional punch Acumen
Your host for the evening: Louise Ordish
Writing poetry since 2011, Louise has been published in MsLexia, Envoi and South magazines. She has had two poems nominated for the Forward Prize. She splits her time between her four children, work in marketing, study in psychotherapy and writing.
Doors open at 8.00 pm. Entry costs £5 and £4 for concessions.
Photographs of the event may be taken for use on social media.
As ever there will be plenty of one poem open mic slots.
Dates for 2017 are: 13th January, 10th February, 10th March, 14th April, 12th May, 9th June, 14th July, 11th August, 8th September, 13th October, 10th November, 8th December.