I met some great people on Monday night at the Birmingham auditions for the National Team Poetry Slam, to be held in Bristol on June 28th. Among them was Giovanni ‘SPOZ’ Esposito, former Brum Poet Laureate and still-reigning all-round nice guy, who invited me to take part in the Much Wenlock Poetry Festival Slam on Friday April 13th. Yes, it may be the town after which those unfortunate Olympic mascots are named, but that doesn’t stop it hosting one the country’s coolest poetry fests. So if you’re going, I’ll see you on Friday night!
The day after the auditions I got ‘the call’ from Bham Team Manager/Coach/Chief Executive Lorna Meehan (I’m unsure of her official title) saying that I’m on the team! I’m incredibly excited to be competing in Bristol, particularly as I’ve never performed any ‘polyphonic poetry’ before (even writing that term makes me feel arty and sophisticated). So, if you’re going, I’ll see you on June 28th!