CB1 Poetry

CB1 Poetry has held regular readings in Cambridge for over twelve years, and in 2007 began a major new series of readings in the city centre. We feature well known and award winning guest poets as well as talented up and coming writers from Cambridge and further afield. Acclaimed poet and novelist Tobias Hill is our patron: you can hear his interview with the BBC here.

CB1 Poetry has always been about providing opportunities for poets to develop their talent before a discerning audience, so most of our events feature open mic floor spots. These afford less experienced poets the opportunity to give a 2-minute reading in front of a large audience.

Events also offer books for sale, as well as refreshments from the Punter's nearby bar before and after the readings, and during a typically 15 minute interval. The venue is open from 7:30pm, with readings commencing at 8pm sharp and finishing at 10pm. Our standard entry prices is £4 (£3 concessions).

We hope to see you soon at The Punter to hear some amazing poetry.