On the first Sunday of feva, Art in the Mill hosted the second More Poetry Please laying out the poetical interests and skills of Knaresborough. Here, Shan Oakes gives her view on the evening.

This was a feva gem:  about 15 people gathered in the lovely sunlit top gallery of Art in the Mill and shared a glass of wine and poems they had written or chosen, mainly on the theme of ‘place’. 

The poems took us variously on a tour of Knaresborough, on a train journey imagining a world without humans, into the womb, back to childhood, through Glasgow, on a spiritual walk by the sea, and imagined our attitude to our planet Earth as if it was just two feet wide – and more.   It was excellent and a very enjoyable opportunity to meet and discuss with others who like to write and /or read poetry.

Thanks to Martin Harrison for organising the evening and to Art in the Mill for hosting. Yes, we do want more poetry please!


Shan Oakes

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