iamhyperlexic

Contemporary short fiction, poetry and more

In in verse proportion: half the stress; double the delight!

A wonderful review, written by the crime-writing wife of my high school English teacher, of my accompanying performance to A Firm Of Poets at Rickaro Books in Horbury.

Christina James, crime novelist

Richard of Rickaro Books presents the Tracey Emin-endorsed Books Are My Bag bag Richard of Rickaro Books presents the Tracey Emin-endorsed Books Are My Bag bag

Yesterday I spent a superlative afternoon at Rickaro Books, Horbury, to celebrate three events: the launch of Holding Your Hand Through Hard Times, by A Firm Of Poets (some of whom are now also Firm Friends of this blog!) on the first day of this year’s Books Are My Bag festivities; the birthday of one of Rickaro Books’ regular customers; and last, but by no means least, the thirteenth birthday of Rickaro Books itself.  Toasts were drunk in sparkling wine while it rained outside: a wonderfully cosy and pleasantly decadent way of spending a Saturday afternoon!

The four poets who performed yesterday were Ralph Dartford, a founding member of A Firm Of Poets, accounts of whose at once tongue-in-cheek and poignant performances (‘Now then! / In November 1950 / Pablo Picasso / visited Sheffield /…

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