Why not come along to The Coach House in October and enjoy the company of poet Bert Flitcroft in this informal reading and discussion of poems from his published collections, including his recently published ‘JUST ASKING’.
This is a poetry which captures life experienced by an older person. Whether it’s soul mates, shopping at Sainsbury’s, sex, the sixties, Peppa Pig, gardening .... There’s something for everyone (whatever your age) and there’s nothing Bert likes better than the chance to share his poetry and chatting with an audience about their own related experience.
Bert was Staffordshire Poet Laureate 2015-17 and has three collections of poetry published. He has been Poet in Residenceat the Southwell Poetry Festival and has performed at a number of major national festivals including The Edinburgh International Book Festival, The Birmingham Literature Festival, and many others. He has worked as resident poet with one of our ‘National Treasures’, The Wedgwood Collection at the V&A; as resident poet with the prestigious R.I.B.A exhibition ‘The Road Less Travelled’; and recently as part of the University of Keele project ‘Labelling the Museum’.
His latest collection ‘JUST ASKING’ has been described as ‘...poetry of conviction, of place, of injustice which is all served up with compassion, and the bite of wit. A hugely enjoyable experience...’
Daljit Nagra (Resident poet at BBC Radio 4)
‘...linguistically alive...poems that grab us by the scruff of the neck and drag us into their world...Now comic, now melancholic, always companiable, always insightful, these are highly enjoyable, deeply rewarding poems. ..............
Jonathan Edwards (Faber and Faber, Costa Prize winner).
‘Bert Flitcroft uses his finely-honed poetic sensibilities to transform the fleeting and transient into something essentially real and memorable. It’s honesty, humanity and positivity are exceptional, and make this collection one to savour, cherish and re-read.
Roger Elkin (international, multi-award-winning poet).
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