Poetry and Reminiscence at Quay Words with Caleb Parkin: The Element of Surprise

Exeter Custom House, 46 The Quay, Exeter, EX2 4AN
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A Series of Afternoon Poetry Cabarets

Our Poetry and Reminiscence sessions are all about sparking memory through the sharing and reading aloud of well-loved poems. This summer Caleb Parkin will be our host for the poetry and reminiscence cabaret! Over five weekly afternoon poetry performances we'll hear poems, play with words and connect through poem-making:

-Dirty Cabaret – it's not what you think! We'll hear poems of plants, earth, rock and – perhaps – a little mud. Poems of earthy abundance and rootedness from Derek Walcott, Mary Oliver and more.

-Don your poncho: in the Soggy Cabaret, rivers and oceans of poetry will flow into your ears, from Wordsworth's Thames and the 'cool blue middle' of Tony Hoagland's lake.

-The Sizzling Cabaret will up the temperature with fiery poems: Blake's 'Tyger' roves alongside poems in praise of the Sun – as well as those of love, lust and longing.

-Take flight in the Blustery Cabaret with poems of airy exploration and adventure. From Ted Hughes' 'Wind' to Kwame Dawes' 'Tornado Child', we'll embrace the blustery and billowing.

– Wear your most futuristic outfit for our grand finale: Cabaret…in Space! through poems about comets and astronauts, space dogs, robots and extra-terrestrials. We'll set the countdown timer at Poetry NASA and wait for lift off.

These sessions will take place on consecutive Wednesdays from 30th June to 28th July 2021,between 4 – 5.30 pm. The full list of dates is: 30th June, 7th July, 14th, 21st and 28th July.
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About Caleb Parkin

Caleb Parkin is a poet, performer, tutor, facilitator and Bristol City Poet from October 2020. He's published widely in magazines, journals, through commissioned poems and competitions. He tutors for Poetry Society, Poetry School and First Story and holds an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes. Debut pamphlet: Wasted Rainbow, (tall-lighthouse, Feb 2021). Debut collection: This Fruiting Body (Nine Arches, October 2021). Tweet: @CalebParkin

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PLEASE NOTE: We are intending for these sessions to take place in-person at Exeter Custom House and will be monitoring the latest Government guidance concerning ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

Cabaret tables can be booked individually or for two people – you and a member of your bubble or a carer. You will be asked to confirm the number of your party (either one or two) when placing the booking. Booking includes light refreshments (tea/coffee and biscuits).

Book your place here: https://exetercustomhouse.org.uk/take-part/poetry-and-reminiscence-at-quay-words-with-caleb-parkin-the-element-of-surprise/

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