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About theleopard66

I am a member of the Stoke Stanza of The Poetry Society and run a bi-monthly Poems & Pints event in Alsager.

Stanza Dates for 2018

Here are the dates you’ve all been waiting for! The Stoke Stanza sessions upstairs at The Leopard Hotel, Burslem. All on Tuesdays at 7.30pm. January 16th February 20th 20th March 10th April 15th May 19th June 17th July 21st August … Continue reading

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Season of mists …

… and more Stanza dates. The next Stoke Stanza takes place on Tuesday 26th September at 7.30pm upstairs in the historic Leopard Hotel, Burslem. All welcome. Admission free. You don’t have to be a member of the Poetry Society, nor … Continue reading

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Spot the opportunity …

Next STOKE STANZA at The Leopard Hotel, Burslem: Tuesday 22nd August at 7.30pm. It’s upstairs in this historic Potteries pub. All welcome. Please bring 15 copies of a poem to share and discuss or feel free to listen and enjoy … Continue reading

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News, views and a cure for the summertime blues

‘The heat in Harlem is the heat of the soul,’ sang Graham Parker and The Rumour. Things are pretty hot for poetry, arts and culture here in The Potteries, and it’s not just the temperature inside the bottle kilns (oh, … Continue reading

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Check in, check-out and cha-cha-cha …

Check out The Poetry Society’s Stanza Poetry Competition on the theme ‘Walls’ this month. You can view the details here. You’ll have to be a member to enter, but you don’t have to be one to attend the Stoke Stanza … Continue reading

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Intercessions

John Williams submits a sonnet this month, one of the poems shared at The Stoke Stanza at The Leopard pub, Burslem on 7th February. If you missed that, you may like to get along to The Lodge pub, Crewe Road, … Continue reading

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A Hymn To Stoke on Trent

Bo Crowder read from his first collection, Euphony, at The Leopard pub on Tuesday 17th January. It’s published by Offa Press and you can read the title poem here: Euphony Arnold Bennett believed Five Towns to be more euphonius than … Continue reading

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