I’m happy to read my poems at group meetings or events. I live in Hertfordshire, so London, the South East and Eastern Regions are best for me, but I’m willing to consider travelling further. Please get in touch via the “Contact Me” page.
For the present, I’ll be reading at on-line events only.
1. Dempsey & Windle Showcase (26 August, 2020)
This was a Zoom event, held as a belated launch of publications by David Cooke, Robbie Frazer and me. We were due to have read at the Poetry Café in London earlier in the year, but Covid-19 put a stop to that. As well as two spots (15 and 5 minutes each) for the three main readers, there were excellent poems from a number of guests. I made this video reading of four of the poems shortly after the event, which wasn’t recorded: https://youtu.be/jFde9HY_OE4.
2. Launches by Dempsey & Windle (22 & 29 July, 2020)
I was delighted to attend the on-line launches of Last of the Cake by Alison Mace and How to Punctuate a Silence by Claudia Court on 22 and 29 July respectively. As well as having the pleasure of listening to these two excellent poets read from their work and of hearing some fine poems by other members of the audience, I was also able to read a few poems from my own pamphlet, The 3-D Clock. Copies of all three publications are available from https://www.dempseyandwindle.com.
3. Tring U3A, Nora Grace Hall, Tring (19 February, 2020)
On 19 February, I read poems from The War with Hannibal and The 3-D Clock to the poetry group of Tring University of the Third Age. They were most welcoming and I very much enjoyed answering their questions and chatting to them over coffee. My thanks to the group’s leader, Thelma Fisher.
4. The King’s Arms, Berkhamsted (18 December, 2019)
On 18 December, I launched my Poetry Salzburg pamphlet, The War with Hannibal, with a reading at the King’s Arms in Berkhamsted.