Off to Yorkshire for a few days to do a reading at the Georgian Theatre, Richmond, on Monday June 7th, as part of a group I belong to called The Band who are: Pat Borthwick, Ed Reiss, John Wedgwood Clarke, Hazel Cameron, and, previously, Caroline Carver.
Then later in the week I'll be going to the East Bridlington Poetry Festival not only to attend some of the exciting events on offer but also to receive my Runner-up award in the East Riding Poetry Competition.
I'm particularly looking forward to hearing Paul Durcan read his poetry as I have three of his collections: The Berlin Wall Cafe; Christmas Day; and Crazy About Women. They are wry, sad and funny, off-the-wall and absolutely so Paul Durcanish no-one could possibly imitate him. I love his work! If you have never come across his poetry before find some and read him. He's a tonic - there is simply nobody like him.