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Virginia Astley has a new poetry collection called The English River (Bloodaxe) 

This is a poetic tribute to the river Thames - its places and its people. More information about her book here:



Roger Iredale of the West Coker poets has asked me to let members know about a competition to find the ‘most inspiring poem on Europe’ – see  apoemforeurope.org


Ama Bolton will be reading from "These Last Months" at BRLSI in Queen Square, Bath on the afternoon of Saturday 29th June. This limited-edition hand-stitched pamphlet contains a single poem in 41 parts, self-published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the birth of its subject.

This is a free event with free tea and cake -  Please let me know if you would like to go to this event


Paul Hyland, Catherine Simmonds, Frances Hatch, Pam Zinnemann-Hope will be reading Poetry for a Summer’s Evening : People in a Landscape at Sladers Yard, West Bay, Bridport

Wednesday 10 July, 7.30pm

Tickets: £12 poetry only or £30 with delicious buffet dinner from 6pm

Please phone 01308 459511 to book.


The Parish of East Coker is still threatened by a huge urban development of about 800 houses.

South Somerset District Council is pushing ahead with plans to expand the town of Yeovil.