Poetry Reading

: 06/11/2010 : Writers that have read at The Poetry Bookshop & Hay Fringe

It is said there is something very special about hearing a writer read their own work and this is never more true than when that reading takes place here in The Poetry Bookshop. To hear a writers' words come alive, leave the page and bounce around the shelves dedicated to their peers, is breathtaking experience that should not be missed. Many writers and listeners have told us so over the years and we look forward to having more readings here in the future but for now here is a list of those we have enjoyed so far.

Simon Armitage
Tilla Brading
Andy Croft
Tony Curtis
Tom Darling
Joolz Denby
Ann Drysdale
Lucy English
Rob Gee
John Goodby
Giles Goodland
Soleïman Adel Guémar Translated and read by Tom Cheesman
Alan Halsey
Lee Harwood
Michael Haslam
Michael Horovitz
Peter Hunter
John James
Marilyn Jenkins
Philip Jenkins
David Johnson
Tim Kendal
Judy Kendall
Joel Lane
Richard Milward
Geraldine Monk
Daljit Nagra
clare e.potter
Frances Presley
Michael Rosen
Labi Siffre
Georgia Scott
Michael Smith
John Stammers
Anne Stevenson
Georg Trakl Translated and read by Will Stone
Glenn Storhaug
Joe Stretch
Raymond Tallis
James Turner
Christopher Twigg
Mary Varme
Michelene Wandor
Inna Lisnianskaya - Translated & read by Daniel & Valentina Weissbort
Gregory Woods
Luke Wright & Aisle 16 - Joel Stickley, Tom Sutton, Tim Clare & Joe Dunthorne

Here's a few links to reviews and press articles we gained along the way
Fringe benefits for Hay Festival by Michelle Pauli - Guardian website 2005
Fringe benefits by Sarah Crown - Guardian website 2005
Fringe offers an eclectic alternative to Hay by Michelle Pauli - Guardian website 2006
Hay Fringe goes to Timbuktu by Michelle Pauli - Guardian website 2007
Hay Festival: Cashing in on the poetry exchange by - John Freeman Guardian website 2008
Voted a Poetry Landmark in The Poetry Society Poll

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