Join us for a convivial afternoon of poetry with Mike Jenkins as the headline act followed by an open mic session. Hosted by Steve Garrett.
Mike Jenkins is a retired teacher of English at comprehensive schools. He lives in Merthyr Tydfil, has co-edited ‘Red Poets’ for 23 years and has blogged weekly on his website www.mikejenkins.net since 2009. He runs creative writing workshops with children and adults and organises regular poetry events in Merthyr and elsewhere in South Wales. He is winner of the 1998 Wales Book of the Year for a book of short stories, Wanting to Belong (Seren); his latest book of poetry is in Merthyr vernacular Sofa Surfin’ (Carreg Gwalch); and he was shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Poetry Award 2017.