Last night I joined fellow local poets Vernal and Mark at the Hammersmith and Fulham Arts Festival held at Askew Road Library. There was a good turnout on the night with an audience of twenty-plus poetry lovers and aspiring poets, some of whom attend the library’s weekly poetry sessions.
We each read from our debut publications and held a short question and answer session afterwards about the inspiration behind our work. Some great questions were raised about my pamphlet, A Model Archaeologist (available from my publisher Eyewear Publishing) particularly about why I chose archaeology as my theme.
Other general questions included which poets inspired us most, how we got started as published poets and queries about copyright for those starting out. It was great to read to such an attentive group and discuss poetry with others who share a passion for it. A fun and rewarding evening indeed!