CB1 ends with wrestler poet

The last CB1 poetry event of the season, sob. We got to hear Angus Sinclair and Helen Ivory reading, along with a whole bunch of open mic poets which included Rob Renfree and Peter Daniels. I have to say Angus Sinclair was excellent – and what an eclectic mix – poet and wrestler. Well worth buying his pamphlet – Another Use of Canvas. There is a real everyday reality to his poems, a playful humor mixed with blasts of sadness. His descriptions of the somewhat obscure British wrestling scene transport you to somewhere you never even knew existed but once you’re there then you’re hungry to find out more.

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