Gregory Leadbetter – Poetry Salon 16th May 2017

Poet Gregory Leadbetter in conversation with Chloe Garner in front of an audience in The Haywain at Hellens Manor, Much Marcle. The Fetch is Gregory Leadbetter’s first collection published by Nine Arches. He is currently Director of the MA in Creative Writing and the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing at Birmingham City University. “The Read More …

Rhiannon Hooson – Poetry Salon 6th April 2017

Poet Rhiannon Hooson in conversation with Chloe Garner in front of an audience in The Panelled Room of The Master’s House in Ledbury Rhiannon Hooson’s debut collection is The Other City, published by Seren. She was born in Mid Wales and now lives in the Welsh marches after time spent living in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. “This Read More …

Nichola Deane – Poetry Salon 7 March 2017

Nichola Deane in conversation with Chloe Garner in front of an audience in The Panelled Room of The Master’s House in Ledbury. Trieste by Nichola Deane is one of the Laureate’s Choice series of pamphlets, chosen by Carol Ann Duffy and published by The Poetry Business. Nichola Deane was born in Bolton and now lives Read More …

Pia Tafdrup – Poetry Salon 16 February 2017

Pia Tafdrup in conversation with Chloe Garner in front of an audience in The Panelled Room in The Master’s House, Ledbury and reads poems in English and Danish. Pia Tafdrup is one of Denmark’s leading poets and has received the Nordic Literature Prize – Scandinavia’s most prestigious literary award. She has published three collections with Bloodaxe Read More …

Philip Gross – Poetry Salon Tuesday 8 November 2016

Philip Gross is a poet, and a keen collaborator across artforms. The Water Table won the T.S.Eliot Prize 2009, and Love Songs of Carbon the Roland Mathias Award (Wales Book of The Year) 2016. His latest collaborative publication, with artist Valerie Coffin Price, is A Fold In The River (Seren, 2015). His libretto for The Read More …

Deborah Alma – Poetry Salon 11th October 2016

Deborah Alma has an MA in Creative Writing, taught Writing Poetry at Worcester University and is Honorary Research Fellow at Keele University. Deborah is also Emergency Poet in her vintage ambulance and is editor of Emergency Poet-an anti-stress poetry anthology , The Everyday Poet- Poems to live by (both published by Michael O’Mara), and her Read More …

Yvonne Green – Poetry Salon 10 May 2016

Yvonne Green was the featured poet at the Poetry Salon on Tuesday 10 May in the Panelled Room in The Master’s House in Ledbury. Her new collection Honoured (Smith/Doorstop 2016) was Poetry Book Society Recommended.   Her first pamphlet, Boukhara, was published in 2007 and won The Poetry Business 2007 Book & Pamphlet Competition. Her first full-length collection, Read More …

Poetry Salon with David Clarke 12 April 2016

David Clarke lives in Gloucestershire and works as a teacher and researcher. His poems have appeared in magazines including Magma, Tears in the Fence, Iota, Anon, Under the Radar and New Walk. His pamphlet, Gaud, was published by Flarestack Poets in 2012 and won the Michael Marks Pamphlet Prize. Read More …

Poetry Salon with Myra Connell – Tuesday 8 March 2016

Held in The Panelled Room of The Master’s House, Ledbury Myra Connell writes: For me writing is a kind of meditation. My poems come from listening, paying attention: ‘standing somehow in the way of it’. They come from discovering what is there, rather than intending to write ‘about’ something. I like to write whatever is in Read More …

Poetry Salon 9th Feb 2016 – Maitreyabandhu

Poetry Salon, Tuesday 9 February featuring Maitreyabandhu and our friendly and supportive open mic session! 7pm – 9pm, Ledbury Master’s House in the Panelled Room. Just come along! £5 including a glass of Poetry Gold cider.   Maitreyabandhu lives and works at the London Buddhist Centre, teaching Buddhism and meditation and also teaches at Adhisthana Read More …

Damian Walford Davies

The final Poetry Salon for 2015,  featuring Damian Walford Davies reading his poems and in conversation with Ledbury Poetry Festival Artistic Director Chloe Garner in The Panelled Room in The Master’s House. Damian Walford Davies’s latest collections are Judas (Seren, 2015), Alabaster Girls (Rack Press, 2015), Witch (Seren, 2012), Suit of Lights (Seren, 2009) and the Read More …