27th September 2018

Ross Cogan
Anna Saunders

25th October 2018

C L Dallat
Anne-Marie Fyfe

9th November 2018

Martin Malone

29th November 2018

Pey Pey Oh
Alasdair Paterson

20th December 2018

Jan Noble
Hannah Teasdale

31st January 2019

Carrie Etter
Sheila Hamilton

28th February 2019

David Cooke
Ian Royce-Chamberlain

28th March 2019

Philip Gross
Lesley Saunders

Carrie Etter

Guest Poet: Carrie Etter

Carrie Etter's fourth collection, The Weather in Normal (US: Station Hill; UK: Seren), explores the losses of home through parents' deaths, the sale of the family house, and the effects of climate change. As Philip Gross remarks, "One of the particular gifts of poetry is here in force: the power of a few words to create great spaces. The spaces of a prairie landscape round a small town or between present and past, between people in a family or between words on the page, these are not emptiness but tingling with resonance, with the poems' fine attention. Touched and unsettled, we slip seamlessly between the intimate detail of loss and the vast perspective in which even the prairies are dwarfed by the scale of climate change." Carrie is a Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and also regularly teaches for Poetry Swindon and The Poetry School.

Sheila Hamilton

Guest Poet: Sheila Hamilton

Sheila Hamilton is a widely published poet. Her first full collection Corridors of Babel was published in 2007 by Poetry Salzburg, while a pamphlet One Match was published by Original Plus in 2010. Her second full collection The Spirit Vaults was published by Green Bottle Press in 2017, while another pamphlet is forthcoming in 2019. her other "hats" include reviewer, mentor, and carer. She lives in the North West of England between Chester and Liverpool.

31st January 2019, The Swan Hotel, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LN

7:30pm - 10:00pm.

Come and join us at Bradford on Avon's popular reading series, Words & Ears. Bring a poem, story or song to share, or just bring yourself. All performers and listeners welcome: open mic slots always available. £4 on the door.