CB1 welcomes Cambridge Stanza

The Blue Moon, Norfolk Street, CB1 2LF

24 January 2019, 8pm




Newsflash! 19 December 2018


Many congratulations to Alice Willitts, who has just won the Magma pamphlet competition.

Alice will be reading for us in the Cambridge Stanza event (see below) on 24 January. She is an author and garden designer. She recently graduated from the Creative Writing MA at UEA with distinction. She collaborates under the name Cathenka-Willitts in experimental poetics and is writing for the Speculative Natures Collective writing the speculative nature poetry of 2081. Her writing is often allegorical and conceptual, experimenting with form to write the Anthropocene from within. She combines personal and ecological losses in her poems with sharp pathos.



Strategy vii: Take a walk with Laura Mvula

by Alice Willitts


when my noon shadow……… ………..is longer than the tree……. ……..that scaffolds the

frost blades……………….. yes ……………………but hold me first….. …..gilded
squint of a woman…………. …..and………..leg blind

how glorious, this light in us, we are a wonder


December composts days

……..to let us fall
……..to be litter
in the briefest armful……….. and shelters us…….. …………..sharpest in the light



First published in The Writers’ Café Magazine 



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...and, we're back! In a new venue:

CB1 WELCOMES CAMBRIDGE STANZA

The Blue Moon, Norfolk Street, CB1 2LF

24 JANUARY 2019, 8PM

CB1 kicks off 2019 with a reading by seven poets from Cambridge Stanza, a local workshop for Poetry Society members who meet once a month to share and critique their own poems. This 20-strong Stanza includes a number of published and prize-winning poets. The workshop has run for many years, and has been involved in readings with other Stanzas from different parts of the country at the Poetry Café in Covent Garden. Any member of The Poetry Society is welcome to attend a Stanza group.


Readers: Ilse Pedler - Steve Xerri - Sarah Littlefeather Demick - Robert Smith - Anne Berkeley - Jerry Carr-Brion - Alice Willitts

More details to follow...

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