He was forced to take the only date still available, which happened to be the day before London Open Mic's season opener at Mykonos. But in future he will be able to spread events out further, making it easier for poetry lovers who want to go to both events.
Christine Thorpe was the senior poet to Brittany Renaud's upstart in this 5th Couplets. They read poems they wrote in response to each other's poems, asked each other questions, read their own poems, and, between bouts, read little throw-away poems they literally ripped from their pads and tossed out into the audience. One of Brittany's sailed my way. It poked fun at the wild difference between the two poets. I was going to secretly uncrumple it and offer it to you here but apparently had thrown it out myself. So it goes.
It was an invigorating evening in a rough old loft some of us could live in.