Many thanks to Johanna for sharing her poetry with Beverley and Holderness members yesterday evening, the 19th of March. I think everyone felt that we came away having been both entertained and having learned such a lot.
In my ignorance, I had thought of a poet’s job as being quite relaxing and that it usually involved simply waiting for inspiration. I know now that it is hard work! Johanna showed us last evening that she gives so much energy and commitment to her poetry. Her research and travelling have resulted in thought provoking poems which are also fun. A lovely poem about Johanna’s granny’s outside privy is a case in point. Also, do read ‘On the bench’ if you get the chance – both sad and happy at the same time.
Richard served tea and cake in a most able fashion! Money was raised (£48) for Keith Hunter’s Police and Crime Commissioner campaign.
Wendy Cross, Beverley Town Branch
Johanna’s book of poems, ‘Cardboard City’, is available from Waterstones in Hull and on Amazon.