29th March 2018

Paul Deaton
Ramona Herdman

22nd February 2018

Alyson Hallett
Julie-Ann Rowell

25th January 2018

Angela France
Robert Walton

28th December 2017

Stephen Daniels
Hazel Hammond
Dru Marland

30th November 2017

Tania Hershman
Pam Zinnemann-Hope

26th October 2017

Jonathan Edwards
Sarah Watkinson

28th September 2017

Zelda Chappel
Peter Robinson

17th September 2017

Carrie Etter

31st August 2017

Rachel Curzon
Helen Evans

27th July 2017

John Greening
Penelope Shuttle

29th June 2017

Lisa Brockwell
Beatrice Garland
Kate Noakes

24th June 2017

Moira Andrew
Maggie Harris
Ruth Marden
Crysse Morrison
Patrick B Osada
Peter Wyton

25th May 2017

Elephant's Footprint
Jodie Hollander
Liz Watts

27th April 2017

Rishi Dastidar
Susan Utting

17th April 2017

Rebecca Gethin

30th March 2017

Charles G Lauder Jr
Jennifer A McGowan

23rd February 2017

Wendy Klein
Daniel Sluman

26th January 2017

Ira Lightman
Ruth Sharman

3rd January 2017

Angela France
Roy Marshall

15th December 2016

John Hawkhead
Elizabeth Parker

24th November 2016

Claire Dyer
Hannah Teasdale

27th October 2016

Brokenborough Poets
Liz Carew
Atherton Gray
David Lukens
Matthew Oates
John Richardson
MM Season

29th September 2016

Deborah Harvey
Kieron Winn

16th September 2016

Harry Man

25th August 2016

Various contributors to the new book Salt on the Wind

11th August 2016

Georgi Gill
JL Williams

28th July 2016

David Clarke
Rachael Clyne

30th June 2016

Alison Brackenbury
Rosie Jackson

28th June 2016

Sam Loveless
Alan Summers

26th May 2016

Martyn Crucefix
Linda Saunders

5th May 2016

Cristina Navazo-Eguia Newton

28th April 2016

Graham Burchell
Maggie Sawkins

31st March 2016

Martin Malone
Caroline Heaton

25th February 2016

Sue Boyle
Connie Voisine

28th January 2016

Carrie Etter
Matthew Stewart

4th January 2016

Alison Lock
Stephen Payne

26th November 2015

Rose Flint

29th October 2015

Robin Houghton

28th September 2015

Emily Wills

27th August 2015

Alasdair Paterson

30th July 2015

Matt Merritt

25th June 2015

Deborah Harvey

28th May 2015

Sue Sims
Jeremy Young

30th April 2015

Carole Baldock

26th March 2015

Lesley Saunders

26th February 2015

Susan Utting

29th January 2015

Sue Chadd

5th January 2015

Josephine Corcoran

4th December 2014

Special Event

30th October 2014

Stephen Elves

25th September 2014

Daisy Behagg

3rd September 2014

Special Event

31st July 2014

Peter Wyton

26th June 2014

Rosie Jackson

29th May 2014

Misha Carder

24th April 2014

Richard Skinner

27th March 2014

Allison McVety

27th February 2014

Martin Malone

30th January 2014

Hilda Sheehan

16th December 2013

Deborah Harvey

28th November 2013

Chrissie Gittins

24th October 2013

Dawn Gorman

26th September 2013

Fiona Moore

2nd September 2013

Special Event

25th July 2013

Alan Summers

27th June 2013

Kevan Manwaring

25th April 2013

Lynne Sedgmore

28th March 2013

Peter Wyton

28th February 2013

Jay Ramsay

24th January 2013

Linda Saunders

19th December 2012

Helen Moore

29th November 2012

Frances-Anne King

29th October 2012

Rose Flint

1st October 2012

Lesley Saunders

3rd September 2012

Special Event

30th July 2012

Jay Ramsay

23rd May 2012

Special Event

30th April 2012

Stephen Boyce

26th March 2012

Kevan Manwaring

23rd January 2012

David C Johnson

19th December 2011

Crysse Morrison

22nd November 2011

Philip Lyons

31st October 2011

Sue Boyle

29th September 2011

Special Event

27th August 2011

Liv Torc

25th July 2011

Stephen Payne

27th June 2011

Kevan Manwaring

23rd May 2011

Linda Snell

18th April 2011

Special Event

28th March 2011

Julie Mullen

28th February 2011

Gabriel Bradford Millar

25th January 2011

Special Event

13th December 2010

Muriel Lavender

17th November 2010

Karen Hoy
Alan Summers

23rd September 2010

Carrie Etter

31st August 2010

Jay Ramsay

Stephen Daniels

Guest Poet: Stephen Daniels

Stephen Daniels is the editor of Amaryllis Poetry and Strange Poetry websites. His poetry has been published in numerous magazines and websites. His debut pamphlet Tell Mistakes I Love Them was published in 2017 by V. Press. Find out more at www.stephenkirkdaniels.com

Hazel Hammond

Guest Poet: Hazel Hammond

Hazel Hammond has written and performed her poetry extensively since moving to Bristol about 13 years ago. She has published Needlepoint, a collection on tattoos and their stories, toured a performance, knitting herself into a cocoon, shared a stage and promoted an open mic night with Andi Langford Woods in the North, Dublin, and in Italy. She is now working on a new project, based on memory, grief and loss, called Marietta's Wardrobe. This will culminate in an exhibition in Bristol in 2018.

Dru Marland

Guest Poet: Dru Marland

Dru Marland is a poet and illustrator who lives on a narrowboat on the Kennet and Avon canal, which is a good place to be if you like wildlife. Drawn Chorus, an alphabet of birds in poems and pictures, is her first collection.

28th December 2017, The Swan Hotel, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LN

"If I didn't have family, I wouldn't have any poems" said guest poet Stephen Daniels at Words & Ears last night - I think many of us can identify with that (I most certainly can!). He treated us not only to poems from Tell Mistakes I Love Them, but also intriguing 'macro social commentary' ones from his next-to-be pamphlet - looking forward to that a lot. Also guest poeting were Hazel Hammond and Dru Marland. I hadn't seen Hazel's Marietta's Wardrobe collection before - what a fab way to present poems, in notelet-esque form, in a little folder - wardrobe-like, indeed, but also intriguing enough, I think, to encourage non-poets to buy a copy! Loved hearing the poems come to life - and can't wait for the related exhibition in Bristol in the spring. Long-standing Words & Ears poet Dru, meanwhile, was inspiring and funny in her unravelling of her bird alphabet from Drawn Chorus. Lots of positive feedback coming in about that today - and again, another collection with definite potential to win over fans from the non-poetry-reading folk out there.
Thanks to everyone who came along - in spite of the weather, time of year and seasonal sniffles, there was good crowd, including lots of new faces. Thanks to all the 'ears', open mic poems from Chaucer Cameron, Anna-May Laugher, Deborah Harvey, Martin Davis, Olivia Tuck, Iris Anne Lewis, John Powell, B Anne Adriaens, Sam Loveless and Mark Sayers, and the unexpected songs from Anne Gregson.