A test read through of the first couple of stanzas of my new longer poem 'What the Tree Said'. I read a very short version of this at the Blue Bus in March. I will read the full poem at Storm and Sky held at The Caledonia in Liverpool, 30th May, where I get to read with Rhys Trimble!
I originally conceived this as a sequence of short poems but it soon became apparent that these were working as stanzas rather than separate poems. 'What the Tree Said' will form part of a set of poems I am composing for my research project. I owe thanks to the poets whose work I'm studying which has been helping me along the way to making my own work - Maggie O'Sullivan, Bill Griffiths and Geraldine Monk.
(I hope the red filter isn't off putting - looks like I've been out in the sun too long!)