The Gloucester Poetry Society have been recording poems at the Villanelles night and turing them into videos for their channel - I am in this one after the rude poem that begins it!
It was recorded at the Fountain Inn Gloucester and is a rather historic and listing building which is always fun!
There is also the wonderful Peter Wyton, Clive Oseman, Nick Lovell and a host of others to enjoy in the video 🙂
For those of you who know your poetry structures you will have detected that the poems performed and/or read are not villanelles. Rather the event is going to the origin of the villanelles as peasant/normal person poetry rather than the educated elite as it were. This doesn't mean you can not come along if you have an English degree - far from it, the organiser himself teaches at the college - no what it means is it is an event for everyone.
Here are a couple of photos I took:
Wonderful eco-vegan poetry sadly I can't remember her name!
Ziggy reading dildo-rama coughs - see video for NSW poetry 🙂
Peter Wyton getting ready to perform from his book Even The Beggers Have Pearls.
I loved the event and it is moving towards having a workshop at the beginning which I hope to get involved with 🙂
Info for the April one is here.