'The Tiverton Poetry Group monthly meeting is always a surprising affair. The chameleon nature of the CreaTiv Hub means you never know what you are actually walking into. On occasions our meeting has been held amid art exhibitions, photography and the hilarious children's art centre time, when we ended up holding our meeting on a kiddie art table complete with beautifully vivid matching chairs.
The surrealist nature of the room reflects the surrealist nature of the group. In what
Last night we walked into a rainbow coloured treasure trove of vintage clothes. The atmosphere oozed with their memories of lives once lived and now discarded.
The past is indeed a foreign country and this month's meeting delved into Devon's poetical past with readings from John Keats, a one-time resident of Teignmouth, the slightly risqué poem 'Where Be Ye Going, You Devon Maid?' and Rudyard Kipling, a Westward Ho! man, poem 'The Gardener.' We also ventured into the near past of Devon folk history with an attempted reading of Crediton born, Jan
I've left the warm
It takes a brave man/ woman to slow your vowels and roll easy '
After various levels of dialect success, the group moved on to their own Devon inspired poetry and AOB.
We were delighted to learn long standing member Audrey had won a Haiku Competition with an actual cash reward and people say poetry doesn't pay!
Group poets P.J. Reed, Trina J. Stacey, and Brian Willis are performing at CredFest17 as part of the Exeter Authors Association 'A Celebration of Books' event on Saturday 17th June, Crediton Library from 2 – 5 pm. Everyone is welcome to this free event but spaces are limited. For further information visit - http://exeterauthorsassociation.jigsy.com/credfest17-information
Finally, The Tiverton Poetry Group are planning their annual open poetry event at the Independent Coffee Trader, Tiverton with a tentative date of Tuesday 11 July.
More details to follow!'