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East Coker Poetry Competition 2021 - 'The Elements'
Our judge this year was poet Gill Barr.
Our Competition meeting was held on 30th November and the winners were Juliet Lacey and Maya Pieris.
To read the winning entries see the 'Competitions' page
Our Outside Event at 'Bales' was a reminder how good it is to get back to 'real' poetry meetings again. The food was delicious and the poetry an interesting and varied selection. Details of some of the readings appear below. This was a 'private' meeting restricted to those receiving our newsletter. If you wish to receive the newsletter please contact the group via this website contact page.
This meeting was as much a 'test' meeting to gauge peoples response to a return to normal meetings.
Poems read included ;- Hares at Play by John Clare, Gardener's Question Time by Steve Ellis, The Blue Bowl by Maya Pieris, The Bird's Eye View by Maya Pieris and Achromatopsia by David Cloke.
The September 'Open Meeting' at the Village Cafe was great fun with a wide range of varied poetry. An enjoyable evening.