On Sunday 1st July, I’m doing a joint reading at the Ledbury Poetry Festival with the first Bristol City Poet, Miles Chambers. For me, this will be a challenging occasion: Miles is a highly engaging performance poet, who crafts wonderful things out of the daily life of Bristol – among other things! But he and I have done a reading/performance together before, so I imagine we shall both enjoy it, and I hope we’ll find lots of things to talk about, as well as reading. Do come along if you can – Ledbury is a wonderful festival, and of course there are plenty of other things to do and hear. Oh – and if you haven’t yet got a copy of my latest pamphlet, Bristol: 21 Poems, you can find one at the Hamilton House bookshop, Stokes Croft in Bristol – they will charge you £5, but it won’t come to me. It’s all in a good cause, namely the saving of Hamilton House, vibrant community arts centre as it is, from the potential depredations of developers.