July 2014: Poets to the People

Poets to the People has been running on the Kapiti Coast for years, thanks to the indefatigable Gill Ward,  now with a great supporting group. They kindly invited me to read there in July. Clarinettist Louise Porteneuve joined me in some nostalgic poetry about longtime friends in Canada, and it was a chance to try out a sequence of poems about a bunch of Titahi Bay locals. I’ve put the first poem in the sequence on this website, but you can read all of it in The Fourth Floor online journal – 2014 edition available in November.