River Anton Writers,Dan Hooks, Elwyn Bull and Natasha Douglas are guest at January 10th Afternoon Poetry Cafe. Here are 5 reasons why I like going to their shows
1)You don’t have to be good at English to understand their poetry. Some poets poems are so complicated, you go ‘hmm’ because, frankly you don’t want to appear stupid. At a River Anton Writers readings, I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve cared for the little guy. I understand their poems because they are clear and straight foward.
2) They are real. I enjoy their poetry because I can see myself in the poem. It’s about people like me, doing the stuff I do and coping with the things I have to deal with in Andover. They remind me why I like living here.
3) “We like their poems”. You hear that a lot when the tremedous 3 read. There is just something very likeable about River Anton Writers poems. That’s why they get so many commissions at their stall on a Friday morning at Rendezvous Cafe.
4)They are from Andover. Next to Bobbie Coelho,Paul Owens and Sharon Vennall they are fantastic examples of Andover’s style of poetry. Yes, Andover has its own style of poetry. If you need more examples just look at the poetry on the metal plates in our high street or check out our winners of the poetry competitions on our poetry page.
5) They are great entertainment on a winter afternoon in January. These are the kind of folks you drop in for a 10 min cuppa tea and end up staying the whole afternoon, you laugh a bit, you nod a bit and suddenly you realise the suns gone down. Where did all that time go? I suppose we’ll have to go home now but boy that was fun wasn’t it. That’s why I like River Anton Writers.
Dan Hooks, Elwyn Bull and Natasha Douglas are guest at January 10th Afternoon Poetry Cafe. Starting at 1.30 p.m till 3.45pm at the Rendezvous Cafe, 8 Union St, SP10 1PA.