I open the event with a reading of one of my poems in the book.
Yesterday the poetry book I’ve compiled for charity “Diverse Verse 2” was launched at Southcart Books in Walsall, and I’m pleased to say the event was a roaring success.
20 poets including myself turned up to read and with the audience that came to support the launch and enjoy the great poems at times it was hard to move. The book’s sales will support Cancer Research UK and yesterday we raised £115 and sold every single copy I’d had printed.
Here’s some photos from the event and after them I’ll let you know where the book can be bought from.
Paul Elwell reads his poem “When I Was.”
Carole Howard reads “Lesson from a Tree.”
Rick Sanders with impeccable comic timing reads us poems on snooker and Goldilocks.
Rick Sanders also wrote a review of the event on his blog which you can read by clicking this link.
Ian Henery reads to us about Walsall in the Civil War
Nina Lewis reads “Tidal mark.”
Al Lane tells us of the horrors of the morning after the work Christmas party.
Interestingly I first came across Al’s work online, click this link to go read his blog.
Scarlett Ward reads “Wordless”
Janet Jenkins reads “Umbrella Time”
Samatee tell us about the very last Dodo
Of course there were more readers and plenty more photos all available on Southcart Books page here.
These poems come courtesy of Elaine Christie and Scott Carter
Speaking of Southcart Books I will be having some more copies printed soon and delivered to the shop, keep an eye on their Facebook page if you are local and want to reserve one. Price will be £8.
Or if you can’t make it to the shop copies are now available to buy online, click this link here to take you to Lulu Publishing.
I’d just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported this book, all who sent in poems, Southcart Books for allowing me to use their open mic as a launch, everyone who read or came to listen at the launch and everyone who shared the book’s details via social media and more. Now to get working on my next book and who knows maybe Diverse Verse 3 soon?