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Poetry Plus

Updated: Sun, 19 Feb 2023 11:23 pm

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About Us

Poetry Plus is the name of the poetry group which meets on the second Tuesday of each month, in the convivial surroundings of The Red Lion pub in South Street, Manningtree, Essex. During the CoronaVirus lockdowns, in order to stay in touch with each other - and with other poets - we published an electronic magazine which was free-to-read and open to everybody. Back copies of the magazine can be found here:

What we do

The whole evening is an open mic session enjoyed by a wide cross-section of ages, backgrounds and interests - and it's a lot of fun!

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

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Mark Harris

Thu 9th Nov 2017 21:43

I joined Poetry Plus in July this year and a more welcoming group and pleasant atmosphere one would be hard pressed to find! The focus is on reading poetry, pure and simple. The October meeting gives a good idea of the eclectic material that one can expect to hear. As well as attendees having the opportunity to read their own work there were pieces from such well known names as Sir John Betjeman, Mya Angelou, Pam Ayres, Yeats and W H Auden. Themes covered such diverse material as homelessness, the countryside and Bruegel's Fall of Icarus! Several readers also took the opportunity to read Halloween themed poems. If you can, do give Poetry Plus a try. A warm welcome and stimulating evening await!

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Jill Harrison

Tue 19th Sep 2017 10:49

Great poetry, great people and great fun!

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