Poetry Performances include
Thursday March 1st: —
King’s Houghton Middle School, Poetry Performance & .Workshops

Wednesday March 14th: —
Kimbolton School: 3 Poetry Performances

Launches of The Day The Grass Came

Autumn 2012

 OXFORD Thursday, September 20th, 7.30 pm, The King’s Arms, (Wadham Room), 30 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SP

Leo Aylen & Tom Paulin

Part of the Writers in Oxford series

Admission FREE

CAMBRIDGE Saturday, October 6th, 2.00 pm, The Michaelhouse Centre, Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1SU, 01223 309147 Tickets from:

Leo Aylen performs The Quest for Fire, poems from The Day The Grass Came         Admission £5.00

LONDON LAUNCH Tuesday October 16th, 6.30 pm                                                              Daunt Books, 112 – 114 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 4UA, 0207 727 70222

Leo Aylen launches The Day The Grass Came     Organiser:  Admission FREE

WARMINSTER Saturday, November 24th, 12.00 noon, The Minster, Church Street, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 8PQ          To Book: 01985 215460 (Mon – Thurs 9.30 – 12.0 am)

Leo Aylen & Stephanie Cole

Perform The Knight of the Round Table’s Wife                                                                      poems from The Day The Grass Came by Leo Aylen                                                                Tickets (include lunch) £10.00

The Day The Grass Came
“The visceral intellectualism with which he attacks his subjects is exemplified ian The Day the Grass Came which defines an ambitious work — and triumphs. The shorter poems are just as impressive.” Melvyn Bragg

“I’ve just finished reading The Day The Grass Came. I am overwhelmed, thrilled, lit up. Virile, vital, virtuosic. Stupendous. The words demand to be spoken out loud, insist on it; and the underlying connections forging the whole piece into one great organic entity are profound and muscular. The earth moves.” Simon Callow

“An original voice. A true artist, who responds to the world with an intensity which provides us with a feast for the human spirit.” Maggi Hambling

“There is nothing safe and conventional about his poetry. Vigour, enjoyment of playing with the fire of words and images, and an exuberant appetite for rhythms and sounds.” Alan Brownjohn