Had a great time performing poems from Creatures of the Intertidal Zone at the Troubadour in London’s Earl’s Court last night along with seven other Cinnamon Press poets. As was to be expected, there was such a rich variety of voices to enjoy – it was good to meet and put faces to so many familiar names and book covers too! Loved swapping icy Antarctican poems with Judy Kendall during the break and was especially moved by New Orleans poet/playwright Jan Villarubia, who read some very poignant post-Hurricane Katrina postcard poems from her debut collection Return to Bayou Lacombe.

I was unfortunately unable to stay to hear all of Frank Dullaghan’s set – had to dash away before the end of the evening so as to catch my late-night train back to Cardiff. Got home by quarter to two so am feeling a mite weary today. There’s so much writing/teaching/admin/organising to be done though – the next few weeks look to be the busiest of the year so far. I’ve got three more trips to London coming up, the first of which, next Tuesday, is for a gig that promises to be both extremely exciting and extremely scary, though in a good, must-rise-to-the-challenge sort of way…

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