"Call us the Bastard Wing of Europe,
a Kneecapped Ulysses,
Little Island Floating in its own Ennui.
Call us Goat Sacrificed By Greed,
Undrinkable Water Found In A Stream
Running Past a Deconsecrated Church.
A See-Saw of Drunken Economists."
Pen Points Press has released a new broadside of five poems from Colin Dardis, launched on Friday 31st January to mark (commiserate) the United Kingdom leaving the European Union.
Much in the style of our micropress broadside, Panning For Poems, Post Brexit Blues is designed to be printed out on a double-sided A4 page and folded.
The broadside is available to download for free.
After our January break, getting over the excesses of the festive season, Purely Poetry open mic is back in Crescent Arts Centre on Friday 7th February.
As always, we're eager to hear your poems, with readers of all experiences and backgrounds welcomes. Sign-up for readers is 8.10pm, with the event starting at 8.30pm.
Recorded at the Music in Mind Festival, in Whitehead Library, Antrim, Poetry NI hosted showcase of poetry and spoken word back in late August.
The festival was to help raise funds for Lighthouse, the suicide awareness and prevention charity. Our featured poets were Colin Dardis, Peter Adair, Rae O'Dowd, Darren Reihill, Stephen Knox, Geraldine O'Kane and Anthony Ferguson.
Poetry NI and University of Atypical present an array of Belfast-based poets for a live showcase reading at this year's Bounce! Festival.
Join us on Friday 6th September, 3.30pm, at the Black Box, Belfast for an afternoon of powerful words, dazzling verse and stimulating insight from a great range of established names, slam winners and exciting new voices. This array of literary talent features:
Each of the poets are disabled, writing about their condition and experience of having a disability, in a wide range of voices and approaches. This is a secular and inclusive event - non-disabled audiences are welcome.
Book tickets via Eventbrite.