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SOUNDBITES – Monthly Poetry Open Mic Event – on Zoom.

The guest poet this month is Howard Benn 

Howard Benn was born in the last millennium. At exactly the same moment, Polly the Parrot was born in Milton Keynes, New Guinea. Howard has appeared in several anthologies and gate-crashed Headingley LitFest. Meanwhile, Polly the Parrot has published ten volumes of poetry, won the Pulitzer Prize, and her memoir ‘How to Suck Seed’

is due out next year. Polly wasn’t available for tonight’s event, but wishes Howard all the best.

If you would like to read or be part of the audience you will need an invite:

Click here to SIGN UP TO SOUNDBITES (July) ON ZOOM  – Please note sign up cut off date is Friday 10th July

If you would like to share your poetry with other poets (with one of the usual 4 – 5 minute slots) or come along and listen as part of an appreciative audience then click here:

The link will take you to a simple form where you will be asked:

• To enter your name and email address (so we can send you the link to the Zoom poetry session).

• For your consent to be recorded. No recording would be published without the consent of the participants.

• to book a slot if you want to read on the night.

Signing up would include your agreement for us to use your email address for this purpose only and to keep you informed of any Soundbites related information. We would not make any other use of it or pass it on to anyone else.



This is a great way to keep sharing poetry and to keep Soundbites in peoples’ minds.
It will also help us to be ready to start again when the time is right.

This cannot happen without you so please support us!

Thanks and good wishes from the Soundbites Team
Cate, Barbara, Jackie, Myrna and Howard.


There is no charge for taking part but, if you wish to, here is a link to the HEART Crowdfunder page where you can make a donation: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/support-heart-through-this-uncertain-time


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