POET WITH A PUNCH

Chris R-0972 Image by Christine Renney

This is a portrait of a very talented poet, Anthony Anaxagorou, whom we saw and listened to, at the Bradford Literature Festival last weekend. He was commissioned to write a modern day piece inspired by Dante’s Inferno from the Divine Comedy. Breathtaking. We also heard him read other of his works at a Poetry slam where several other poets read including the mighty Linton Kwesi Johnson.
A wonderful experience.

WORDSMITHS X 4

Sign of the Times-0682 Image by Christine Renney at Bradford Literature Festival

FIRST BRADFORD LITERATURE FESTIVAL – Mark saw this was on and, although we only had couple of days, we went to Bradford and spent an hour or so in the company of four fine poets – left to right: John Siddique, Lemn Sissay, Jo Bell and Brian Patten. It was wonderful! Next year more days will be spent there.