Last night saw the first event at the new Poetry Centre: an open mic night with nine poets reading their work. We had a great turn-out, and were delighted to see so many people there, and I was extremely impressed with all the poets and their poetry: we had some great readings. It’s wonderful to see such diversity and richness of new poetry, and the BMI was a perfect setting for it, in the lecture theatre with plush seats (and wine!) The poets reading were: Derek Littlewood, Cat Williams, David Hope, Duncan Jones, John Wigley, Heather Douglas, Vincent Stokes, Eric Blennerhassett and Charlotte Newman. If you missed it, don’t worry – there will be more events from us, so watch this space! And a huge thank you to those who came, who read, and helped support our first event!