Sunday 14 July 2013

Poetry Unbound at the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library

On Thursday 20th June 2013 I attended Poetry Unbound at the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library. Poetry Unbound is a free event aiming to open up poetry to a new audience, and provide local poets with a platform to showcase their work. A selection of the poems are displayed in the library and added to an ongoing digital archive, where they can be shared and read by everyone.

Julia Webb moved to Norwich in 1991. She has had work published in various journals and anthologies and in 2011 she won The Poetry Society’s Stanza competition with her prose poem Lent. She has performed at the Ely River Rhymes Festival and Wymondham Words Literary Festival.

Meirion Jordan grew up in South Wales. His first collection of poetry, Moonrise was shortlisted for a Forward Prize for best first collection in 2008 and his pamphlet-length collection of poetry, Strangers Hall was shortlisted for an East Anglia Book of the Year award in 2009. His most recent collection, Regeneration is a double volume of poems exploring the literary worlds of the medieval Welsh tales of the Mabinogion and Welsh Arthurian stories.

This was a fantastic and fun night of poetry at the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library which included an open mic. I really enjoyed Meirion Jordan's poems from Regeneration. Poetry Unbound is a great way to get more people involved in Poetry.

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