I will be talking about how to read poetry - not your own but other people's - at the Ennis Book Club Festival next Saturday morning.
I find new poets, for the most part, in poetry anthologies. One poem I stumble across will lead me to seek out more poems by the same poet. I'll be focussing on four anthologies in particular:
Staying Alive edited by Neil Astley, published by Bloodaxe,
The Penguin Book of English Verse edited by Paul Keegan,
99 Poems In Translation edited by Harold Pinter, Anthony Astbury & Geoffrey Godbert, published by Grove Press
& Identity Parade: New British & Irish Poets edited by Roddy Lumsden, published by Bloodaxe.
Tickets for the event can be booked here.
After lunch, I will be reading from my new poetry collection The Ghost in the Lobby, alongside American poet Christopher Locke, whose work I have long admired.