It was another wonderful night of poetry in Ulverston on 17th February at A Poem and Pint. The initial regret that the guest poet, Joanne Limburg, had flu and had had to cancel was soon forgotten as the committee stepped up to the microphone. Poems ranged from Mark Carson’s comic sea faring ballad, to Kim Moore’s clever, menacing mirror poem and Jenny Copley’s quirky tale of a couple who went down to the cellar and never came out again. Caroline Gillfillan remembered Women’s Lib in the 1970’s and Jo Stoney told of the father she loved. And all of this was beautifully wrapped up by Ross Baxter as MC in pantomime mode. And then up stood John Foggin, who had kindly stepped in at the last minute to replace Joanne. John is a West Yorkshireman with an engaging style and poems full of humour and feeling. His poem of regret for past relationships was courageous. The quality of his writing is evidence of erudition and a commitment to getting to the heart of things. Have a look at his blog – The Great Fogginzo’s Cobweb. Click here to see the faces of the poets. Can you guess from the above which is which? (anwers at the bottom of this page)…….. pdf poets
Finally, don’t miss the next Poem and a Pint on 7th April 2018 at Greenodd Village Hall. Jocob Polley, winner of the T S Eliot Prize for his collection Jackself, is the guest poet
In order clockwise from the top left they are, Jo Stoney, Caroline Gillfillan, Mark Carson, John Foggin, Ross Baxter, Kim Moore.