The first launch of the Frogmore anthology Poetry South-East 2010 took place last night at the New Venture Theatre in Brighton.
It was a wonderful evening, compered by the inimitable Catherine Smith, with moving performances by Lorna Thorpe, Ros Barber, Brendan Cleary and Maria Jastrzebska. Two other contributors from the anthology, Rachel Playforth and Colette Sensier, bravely grabbed the open mic and read their poems. I took a few pictures of the poets on the bill, as well as Catherine (see below). As a special treat here is a clip of Brendan Cleary reading 'Physics':
Brendan Cleary reading 'Physics' from the Poetry South-East 2010 anthology,
'Did I tell you? 131 Poems for Children in Need' and is an anthology on the theme of'Childhood' in aid of Children in Need - available November 2010. All profits from this anthology will be donated to the BBC's Children in Need appeal.
Frogmore poets Clare Best, Jeremy Page, Rachel Playforth and Catherine Smith will be published alongside the likes of Andrew Motion, George Szirtes and Vicki Feaver in a new anthology to be sold in aid of Children In Needin November. Did I Tell You? 131 poems for Children in Need will be launched at the University of Kent on 16 November to raise money for the children’s charity. The collection, based on the theme of childhood, has been put together by Kent poets Nicky Gould and Vicky Wilson.The anthology will be on sale at www.wordaid.org.uk, at the various launch events and via Amazon; news of events linked to the publication can also be found on the website.Other contributors include Liz Bahs, Ros Barber, Mara Bergman, Geraldine Cousins, Martyn Crucefix, Michael Curtis, Maggie Harris, Maureen Jivani, Caroline Price, Sarah Salway, Carole Satyamurti, Maggie Sawkins, Myra Schneider, Derek Sellen, Anne Stewart, John Whitworth and Susan Wicks.
To pre-order a copy of Did I Tell You? please send a cheque for £12 (includes £2 p&p), made out to our publisher Categorical Books, to 70 Margate Road, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 7BH. You can also pre-order 3 copies at the special price of £27 (includes £2 p&p) .
Online ordering will be available from 1 November 2010.