Participants in the first haiku walk at The Times & Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival read their poems in the festival cafe. They for the most part had never written haiku before, some had never written any poetry. They walked with me, in my role as the festival’s haiku poet in residence. This recording is made about an hour and a half after the group first met haiku, under a pine tree in Montepellier Gardens, the site of the festival.
October 10th 2018