This weekend I performed at Middle Earth Festival with Birmingham Poet Laureate Stephen Morrison-Burke. I’d never heard of the festival before, but having read The Hobbit and seen the Lord of the Rings films, I was excited to go and find out more! The festival was brilliant, with everything from Viking re-enactments and archery to Morris dancing. The costumes were amazing; one of my favourites had to be the Witch King.
I’ve never had the chance to perform a lot of my poems at once before, so the 45 minute slot I shared with Stephen was something new for me. I thoroughly enjoyed performing (despite some microphone troubles!). I performed several of the poems I’d read at previous events, as well as airing some new ones, including Passing Places and An Ode to Alarm Clocks.
I now can’t wait for exams to be over so I can get started on reading the copy of Lord of the Rings that is currently waiting for me in my bookcase!