Portsmouth’s Tongues & Grooves Poetry Festival

Yesterday (10/11/2013) I had the pleasure of attending Portsmouth’s Tongues & Grooves Poetry Festival along with Sandra Gordon. Organised by local poet Maggie Sawkins it was a day full of poetry events. It was held in the Square Tower in Portsmouth. Which didn’t look so bright as the picture due to endless heavy rain. The day kicked off with an interesting talk by Neil Astley founder of Bloodaxe Press. Entitled Getting Published (Or Not), it covered the recent history of the book publishing trade and…

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