Monday, 11 June 2012

Templar Poetry Live at The Chequers in Chipping Norton

Thursday 21st June 2012 at 7:30 pm

This new monthly event kicks off with the dazzling combination of Jane Weir and Michael Woods.

Jane has published seven collections including The Way I Dressed During the Revolution and Walking the Block, an innovative poetic biography of Modernist handblock printers Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher. Her latest collection, Spine, is its long-awaited sequel.

These are poems to go back to time and time again.
                                                                                  - Glen Patterson
Jane Weir is quite simply the most exciting new poet I have read since Alice Oswald. 
- Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy describes Michael Woods' poetry as 'concerned with texture, tenderness and the toughness of experience, with a fresh eye for the passions and eccentricities concealed behind our front door.' 

Michael's latest collection is Absence Notes.

Our featured local poet is David Olsen who will be reading from his latest collection, New World Elegies.

His landscapes range from the cold beaches of New England to the hot deserts of Iraq, and he is a master of several styles, from the elegy to the sestina.                                                                                             - Merryn Williams 

There will also be an open mic for new poets.

The event is free - but donations are gratefully received and do buy the poets' books!

As for Jim Hopcraft's excellent beers, you may want to toss a few coins his way, too. If you're driving, he does rather good coffee and there is a full range of soft drinks. Oh, and he does superb food. What more do you want? All this and top quality poetry....

The Chequers, Goddards Lane, Chipping Norton, Oxon OX7 5NP

General inquiries and bookings: 01608 644717

If you want to read at the open mic, turn up early - it's first come, first served.

If you're interested in becoming a featured local poet 
phone 07857 273695

Sorry, we don't have any money as yet. 
If anyone would like to sponsor penniless poets 
we'd be very pleased to accept bank notes of all denominations.

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