Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Troubadour - last night

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.

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