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May 9th, 2009

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01:23 pm - What a Load of Laureates
My poetry group are doing a free live poetry evening on the Thursday 4th June (that's Euro-election polling day). The theme is 'What a Load of Laureates' and we will be reading the works of poets laureate over the past 400 years, to celebrate Carol Ann Duffy taking over from Andrew Motion. Plus of course our own works: you knew there'd be a catch.

We will be holding it at 'The Loft' at the Earlsdon Cottage in Coventry.

BTW I just met Iain Sinclair. I was talking to him about rootedness in place, and he said he felt - gosh can I remember properly - something about that he felt the Coventry poetry scene was reclaiming the ancient roots that underlay Coventry, uncovering them again. Along those lines. I didn't say anything very sensible.

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