Albert Poets monthly meeting

The Albert Poets are holding their monthly meeting and poetry reading this Thursday 11 July at the usual venue, the back room of The Albert pub, Victoria Lane, Huddersfield (opposite the library).

The reading starts at 8pm and all are welcome - the event is free.

The poets reading their work this month are:   

Sally Goldsmith
Mary Matusz
Hilary Murray
Phil Foster

Mary Matusz is a regular at the Albert workshops and a welcome returning reader. She also runs a workshop in Huddersfield Library, the very popular Midday Poets.

Hilary J Murray  -  originally from Kent, has brought up her three daughters in Leeds. Poems published in the pamphlet Second Bite, and in anthologies A Twist of Malice, No Space But Their Own and The Price of Gold (all published by Grey Hen Press). Also poems in the magazines Tadeeb International and Gabriel, plus a prize-winning poem in The Grist Anthology of New Writing. Founder member of Borderstones poetry group in Leeds, and of EPIC regional network for women poets:

Sally Goldsmith -   Before she took to poetry, Sally was a songwriter. Her pamphlet Singer was chosen by Michael Longley to be a first stage winner in the 2008 Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition. Her first full collection Are We there Yet? published by Smith/Doorstop is launched at this and other events. She has won many prizes too for her radio work and songwriting, including two Sony Radio Awards.
‘For all the work’s gravity, its plangent soulfulness, there is plenty of play here too, a girlishness even that feels completely winning. Here is the aching fragility of things, our world in all its gorgeous, tactile, actuality.’ – Conor O’Callaghan

Philip Foster was born in Bradford and lives in Hebden Bridge. He began writing in 1980. He is a graduate of the Huddersfield workshop system and was one of the original progenitors of The Albert Poets. He has, as far as he can recollect, been published in a number of magazines, including Smiths Knoll and Dreamcatcher, and been a prize-winner in the Arvon and Ilkley competitions. He recently produced a pamphlet in 2011 called Goose Jazz.