Liz Lochhead opening the festival with ebullience and tenderness -
Alice Oswald standing in the darkened church and, in spite of the cold and the hornet in the microphone, delivering her poems steadily and bringing us all together;
Alice Oswald signing books in the church
The session with Vahni Capildeo, Gregory Leadbetter and Yousif Qasmiyeh gave a new outing to See How I Land
Jane Draycott's new book arrived BEFORE publication date and is wonderful -
She read with Penny Boxall (below) and Carrie Etter.
and Lemn Sissay performed poems from Gold from the Stone to an enthusiastic audience in a very chilly church -
Many thanks to everyone - poets and audience - who supported the festival. On to next year!