Open Mic Poetry
Jubilee Hall, New Park Centre, New Park Road, Chichester PO19 7XY
Wednesday, February 27, 7.30pm
HEADING the bill at Open Mic Poetry is prize-winning Sussex poet Janet Sutherland, who will be treating audiences to poems from her latest collection, Home Farm, which has just been published by Shearsman books.
In her fourth collection, Janet explores the farm in Wiltshire where she grew up. It is a poetry of landscape and water, of birds, beasts and other creatures, of life lived cheek by jowl with death, of memory and forgetfulness – all of it rooted in place.
Janet has had a varied career and since 2001 she has lived in Lewes, East Sussex. As well as pursuing her writing, she works part-time for Relate in Brighton as an administrator.
Open Mic spokesman Barry Smith said: “We’re delighted to feature Janet’s poetry for our Chichester audiences. Her poems have appeared in many anthologies including The Virago Book of Love Poetry and The New British Poetry 1968-88. She has published three full collections with Shearsman”
“With her focus on nature and eco-poetry, I’m sure her work will appeal to a wide range of poetry lovers.”
There will be a chance for local poets to share the spotlight with Janet in the open mic section of the evening. Listeners are equally welcome.
Entry on the door, £4. For details, visit: www.chichesterpoetry.simplesite.com or call 07813 244731.