And another equally great blog from another two amazing people from the poetry world, John Foggin and Anthony Costello.
I keep meaning to write about small poetry venues…like this one I do the compereing for. I sort of found myself as an organiser of the Puzzle Hall Poets Live after being a happy customer for some time. In doing so so, me and Bob Horne, who does all the bookings, more or less inherited a happy situation…a long established poetry cluc with well established regular guests and open-mic.ers like the lovely Genevieve Walsh (who also runs her own Spoken Weird club in Halifax). We inherited traditions like the Puzzle banner which has been signed by scores of guests…Andy MacMillan, Kim Moore, Helen Mort, Steve Ely among them. A banner made by the mum of Gaia Holmes who used to organise everything before me and Bob took it on.
We didn’t have to do any ground work. It was all there for us. Neither of us knows what it takes…
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