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Poets’ Café March - Robert Seatter

Presented by Reading Stanza & South Street

Fri 12 Mar, 20:00. Poetry starts at 20:15.

Due to the current coronavirus situation, we're unable to host Poets’ Café at South Street. But Reading Stanza continue to present the show online using Zoom.

To book a one page, one poem, open mic slot - or just to be part of the audience - please email and you will be sent a link to a Zoom event which you can access on the night.

Robert Seatter

This month's guest is Robert Seatter

Robert Seatter has published five poetry collections: Travelling to the Fish OrchardsOn the Beach with Chet Baker, Writing King Kong, all from Seren; The Book of Snow from Two Rivers Press. A new collection, The Museum of Everything, is out from Seren in early 2021.

He has won many awards and nominations for his poetry including National Poetry Competition, London Poetry, Forward Poetry Prize and Housman Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in many publications, magazines, on TV and radio, and even the London buses. He was also Chairman of The Poetry Trust which ran the acclaimed Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, and is currently Chairman of The Poetry Archive.

He lives in London where he works for the BBC as Head of BBC History, following earlier careers in publishing, acting and teaching.


Your hosts for the evening will be Zannah Kearns & Vic Pickup

Zannah Kearns works as a freelance copywriter in the charity sector. Her poems can be found in Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal, Under the Radar, Atrium, Ink, Sweat & Tears, Finished Creatures and South. She is a member of Reading Stanza, the local Thin Raft poetry group, and  reviews  poetry  pamphlets  for Sphinx. @zannahkearns

Vic Pickup is a previous winner of the Café Writers and Cupid’s Arrow competitions and was recently shortlisted for the National Poetry Day #speakyourtruth competition. In 2018, Vic co-founded the Inkpot Writer’s Group; she’s also a member of Reading Stanza and regularly attends Thin Raft. A keen reviewer of the work of others, she contributes to Sphinx Reviews, Everybody’s Reviewing and BBC Berkshire’s book club. Vic’s debut pamphlet ‘Lost & Found’ was published by Hedgehog Press in 2020.