Category Archives: Recent Poems

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

Posted in Recent Poems | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Recent Poems | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Recent Poems | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Recent Poems | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Recent Poems | Leave a comment

Prowling up to Christmas

The Poetry Society’s Stoke Stanza which meets at The Leopard Hotel, Burslem, will resume its sessions in the New Year. Bo Crowder will read from his first collection Euphony on Tuesday 17th January at 7.30pm upstairs at this historic Potteries … Continue reading

Posted in Recent Poems | Leave a comment

More from The Leopard

The Stoke Stanza group at The Leopard Hotel, Burslem, has welcomed some very fine poets in recent months – including Peter Branson, Angela Topping and Mary King – and there’re a lot more to come! On Tuesday 22nd November, Oliver … Continue reading

Posted in Recent Poems | 1 Comment