Chelping – April 2018

Performance #4 So, after Soapbox at Seven, another new performance poetry night in Leeds. Set in the wonderful Leeds Library and compered by Matt Abbott, this turned out to be a proper treat. I still can’t believe that I’ve lived in Leeds since ’93, and I’ve never been in the Leeds Library. It’s a subscription…

“Dear Body” – Hannah Hodgson

Learning to Read #21 This might be an odd way to start a poetry review, but I’m going to make reference to the Street Fighter console game and Shakespeare here. In Henry V you have the big battle speech. It’s a classic – once more unto the breach and all that. It rouses and inspires…