The Poetry Cafe arose out of the residencies of poets Noel Williams and Angelia Ayers and ran for many years at Bank Street Arts, initially meeting weekly and then once a month in an ever changing cafe area in the heart of the building.
Those involved also participated in many other poetry related projects at BSA from readings to exhibitions, workshops to publications.
The following extract is taken from the Poetry Cafe blog when the meetings relaunched in April 2011.
First workshop is Weds May 4th, 12.00 to 2.00, followed by discussion of Katharine Towers’s recent collection, The Floating Man. If you can’t make the full session, you can always come for part of it. There’s no charge, though you’ll have to pay for tea, cake etc from the cafe if you desire it (and it’s hard not to).
After the workshopping, we’d like to discuss Katharine Towers’s recent collection, The Floating Man. If you don’t have a copy, try Blackwells. Members of Bank Street get a 10% discount. You can find the title poem here.