About 50 poets read at The Troubadour last night. It was a fabulous Christmas end of season poetry party.
Was it the theme of the evening - night? Was it Anne-Marie's apparently effortless managing of the event? Was it the staggering array of some really interesting poetry?
Or was it the subterranean atmosphere - blinding spotlights, the dark corners of the cellar, the close and intimate seating, or Cahal's music. I don't know. But one can't get away from The Troubadour's history - seasoned with the presence of Martin Carthy, John Renbourne, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon among many others.
I don't know but I was pleased to be there and honoured to be invited to read again.