Cafe Poetry

Cafe Poetry, Bibi’s Cafe, St Andrews – October 2012

After a mad couple of days reading poems, curling ribbons, and frantically trying to scrub the labels off jam jars, our Cafe Poetry project launched on Monday 22nd October, and will run until November 4th.

It looks extremely beautiful – though we do say so ourselves. There is a fantastic array of poetry to be read at Bibi’s Cafe, written by emerging poets from all over the country. Definitely worth checking out.

So if you’re in the area, head on down to Bibi’s Cafe (North Street, St Andrews, Fife), to peruse some of our beautiful poems (and you might as well have some cake while you’re at it).

For those of you who can’t make the trip to St Andrews to see the poems for yourself (and they do look beautiful), never fear. A selection of the cafe poems will be added to our site throughout the project. (Though you’ll have to make your own cake, I’m afraid.)

This is a particularly exciting venture for us, for a number of reasons. Not only is Cafe Poetry our first (though hopefully not last) event north of the border, but it is also giving emerging poets the opportunity to have their work seen by potentially hundreds of people.

A big thank you to everyone who provided me with their old jam jars, and of course to everyone who submitted.

Check out our facebook event here:

Seen our project in Bibi’s? Let us know what you thought using our Contact form.

Cafe Poets were:

Anthony Adler – ‘from letters to underappreciated examples of contemporary design’
Ruth Bertulis-Fernandes – ‘D’
Katie Byford – ‘Alpha’
Dominique Dunne – ‘Pieces’
Samantha Emily Evans – ‘Boy’
Katie Hale – ‘How to kill a mermaid’
Elizabeth Mann – ‘Shell’
Marion Osieyo – ‘Emancipation’
Sonority Turner – ‘My Life’
Will Tyas – ‘Pull-ups in Secondary School’
Alex Zhang – ‘when i read’
‘Anon’, the Mystery Cafe Poet – ‘Rain’

Check out our featured poets below:
(click on the photos to read their poems and discover more about them)

Dominique Dunne

Ruth Bertulis-Fernandes

Samantha Emily Evans

Alex Zhang

Will Tyas

Sonority Turner

The Mystery Poet…

Katie Byford

Elizabeth Mann

More featured poets to follow as the project progresses.

Don’t forget to let us know what you thought using our Contact form.

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