Mudcat Café message #869805 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55761   Message #869805
Posted By: alanabit
19-Jan-03 - 04:44 AM
Thread Name: Poet against PEL - welcome Simon
Subject: RE: Poet against PEL - welcome Simon
I was hoping that this would turn out to be Simon Pitt, whom I knew at college. He appeared at our folk club from time to time, performing his wonderfully eccentric poems. It sure made a welcome change from sincere social workers and teachers singing their deeply sincere versions of "No Man's Land" and Ralph McTell songs. A folk club is one of the few places where a poet can still perform. I believe Adrian Henri used to do it from time to time. Recitations, in poetry or prose, can add a lot to an evening of song. So even though you have turned out to be another Simon, you are welcome here mate.