A poetic 'farewell' to Kieta and Steve at the Village Cafe and also a guest reading by Stella Davis
Stella Davis has been writing poetry since the 1980s, and her work has appeared regularly in magazines including Acumen, Equinox, The Interpreter’s House, iota, The London Magazine, Poetry Review, The Rialto, Staple, and South Poetry Magazine.
She spent the Year of the Artist (1999 – 2000) as Poet in Residence at the Port of Southampton. Her book of poems arising from the residency, Watershot, was published in 2001.
In 2003 she was funded by the Arts Council as Poet in Residence at Winchester Cathedral, and her book of poems arising from the residency, St Swithun’s Day, was published in July 2004. She was winner of the O.U. Open Poetry Competition 2001, the Spire Trust Competition 2003, the Torbay Poetry Festival Competition 2004.
Her collection, Last Boat to Avalon (Peterloo Poets), was published in 2009.
The second half of this meeting will be a farewell to Kieta and Steve who have been so kind in allowing us to use their Village Café for our meetings. If you can bring a suitable poem to read that would be great!