Performed my eco-poetry at the Green Party conference in London yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. As well as performing poems from Creatures of the Intertidal Zone, I tried out quite a few new poems and it was great to receive positive feedback. It was also a real privilege to have the opportunity to share my work at such an event and in front of such a knowledgeable audience.
I spent most of the afternoon prior to my reading absorbing the conference atmosphere – browsing exhibitors’ stalls, chatting about animal welfare and climate change, and signing petitions. There was a real buzz in the air, especially surrounding the election of Caroline Lucas as Party Leader. I felt quite invigorated on the train home to Cardiff, in spite of it being well past midnight by the time I eventually got here.
This was the first of six readings that I’ve got lined up over the next ten days. Hope to blog about them all!