A relative newcomer to poetry, I have had a few poems published, and regularly read at poetry events in the wonderful poetry community centred on Cheltenham. Apart from creating song lyrics, I had little interest in writing poetry until Marilyn, won a prize in Buzzwords’ annual poetry contest in 2011.
After that Marilyn started dragging me, as a willing sidekick, to Buzzwords’ monthly poetry sessions. I was instantantly hooked — by the frienndly community created by Angela France, and by the workshops, the accomplished visiting poets, and the quality open mic. Soon, I followed Marilyn to Cheltenham Poetry Society and Cheltenham Poetry Festival. In what now seems a flash, I became a contributing poet and one of the management team..