Zoe Skoulding, editor of Wales' foremost poetry journal, brought together Welsh poets and one Luxemburger in Paris on Wednesday this week to read their work in the cellar at Carr's Irish pub in the first. Why are poetry readings in Paris always in damp cellars? Don't answer that.
The cast list was Zoe herself and Jean-Paul Tante reading their own and translations of each others' work, Stephen Hitchens and his inventive mobile phone ring-tone poems, Lindon Davies poems that he once shouted through a mega-phone in a damp Welsh wood, and the very wonderful Rhys Trimble, bi-lingual performance poet.
Rhys will be the featured reader at Spoken Word this coming Monday 16 April. Check him out here: http://www.literaturewales.org/writers-of-wales/i/131957/
Poetry Wales information here: http://www.poetrywales.co.uk/
Poets Live information on monthly poetry readings in Paris here: http://poets-live.com/
A great night in the company of my country men and women. Diolch yn fawr.