Poets on radio ahead of pub

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At the Preston Poets’ Society meeting tonight Lune Street radio presenters Terry Quinn and Mike Cracknell from Preston FM will be talking about some of the poets they have interviewed in the course of producing the Preston Arts Scene programme.

Mike and Terry have been on air with this weekly hour-long show for eight years and have featured many poets, both local and internationally famous, such as punk poet John Cooper Clarke and former US poet laureate Billy Collins.

The presentation will include audio clips taken from the actual interviews and examples of each poet’s work, read in most cases by the 
poets themselves.

Terry and Mike will be reading their own poetry the following evening, Friday, at The Continental, together with Preston poets Martin Domleo and Lorna Smithers, Ron Scowcroft, from Garstang, and winner of the Poetry Business Competition 2012 Kim Moore, from Cumbria.

Preston Poets’ Society met for the first time in 1947 and now meets on the third Thursday each month in St George’s Church Hall.

Potential new members are warmly invited to come along and try it out.

There is no charge for the first few meetings and you can be assured of a friendly reception. The society caters for poets of all styles and levels of experience.

Admission £4, and £3 for 
concessions.