Does poetry in Thanet exist in a bubble or is it more outward looking? Is it something solid that is growing or something that is over-inflated and will soon go pop?
I think most of us would probably answer that poetry in Thanet is substantive, outward looking, and has a bright future. I know that I would.
What is that bright future? Do we know? Can we know? Even if we can’t know, can we help decide what that future is?
Thanet Creative Writers is holding a Council of Poets to combine the sharing of verse with discussion about where we want to see poetry in Thanet going next. This gathering, I hope, will be the first step towards establishing what form the proposed new Poetry Circle will take.
The council of Poets will take place at our usual venue (address at the bottom of most pages) at half past seven on the 30th March. Places are limited and they are going pretty quickly. So make sure you reserve a space by asking me in person or just set yourself as “going” on the Facebook event.
We will consider the following questions (in between sharing our own poetry).
- What do we poets in Thanet need?
- Does poetry in Thanet have a future?
- What is the future of Thanet’s poetry?
- How can TCW help enhance the local poetry scene?
- Do you want to make this a regular event?
Mostly, I imagine, we will be sharing rhymes and drinking tea.
Where do you see Thanet’s poetry going in the near and not so near future?