Kew Gardens - what a great poetry venue! On Wednesday evening some of us from the Mixed Borders garden residencies shared garden poems with a London Parks and Gardens Trust audience. The reading was held in the Sir Joseph Banks building, not as I'd imagined under banana leaves in the Palm House or surrounded by lotus blossoms in the Waterlily House. Still, it was lovely to hear more of the beautiful poems that came out of our garden residencies. An online 'flicky-book' is currently in production and will be available via The Poetry School, poetryschool.com.
In Italy the heatwave continues. It's made it hard to find the energy to write, so that anything I've produced in the past month has emerged very slowly, and I'd like to say thoughtfully. But mainly just slowly.