Poetry Panel – Out of the West Midlands

Friday 8th June 4pm – Decorating Studio


Join three acclaimed poets, with various West Midlands connections, for an hour of honest and powerful poetry.

This is poetry for our lives and times.

Poetry that says what needs to be said.

Poetry that doesn’t look away.

Poetry with a beating heart.

Come and be moved by Roz Goddard, Roy McFarlane and Degna Stone.

Chaired by John Prebble from the The Poetry Exchange

Degna Stone is a poet and producer, originally from the Midlands, now based in Tyne and Wear. She is co-founder of Butcher’s Dog poetry magazine and is a recipient of a Northern Writers Award and fellow of The Complete Works III.
Roy McFarlane was born in Birmingham and now lives in the Black Country. He has held the role of Birmingham Poet Laureate and Starbucks Poet in Residence. His collection ‘Beginning with your last breath’ is published by Nine Arches Press.
Roz Goddard is a former Birmingham Poet Laureate and has published five collections of poetry. The most recent, ‘Spill’, was published by Flarestack Press in February 2018. She also co-ordinates the West Midlands Readers Network and works as poet-in-schools with Ledbury Poetry Festival.