I had a great night at the Spokes Poetry Evening in Waterford City this week. The event is a monthly one where Waterford’s poetry enthusiasts take part in a very friendly open mic, all organised by Colette Colfer. Every term, they have a guest poet, and I was lucky enough to be there to read from Jewtown. I had just recovered from a fairly severe throat infection and my voice was just about back in action! I met some fantastic people, including two people who were raised Jewish (we got a photo together, see below) Weirdly, one of them was in school around the same time as me but we had no recollection of each other. We’re probably cousins too! Spokes was one of the friendliest poetry evenings I have ever attended and a huge thank you to Colette and everyone for their warmth and hospitality.

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