The Winners: First, Second and Third Prize Winning Poems and Commentaries

Tongues&Grooves Prose Poem Competition 2018 First, Second and Third Prize-winning Poems with Commentaries from the judge, Michael Loveday   Patricia Millner – First Prize Bird Count, November Today we went to count the waders. Once a month the BTO records their numbers on every river and shore.  So at first light we hefted our telescopes out into icy drizzle. The mudflats sucked and wobbled as … Continue reading The Winners: First, Second and Third Prize Winning Poems and Commentaries

Results of the Tongues&Grooves Prose Poem Competition 2018

We are pleased to announce the winner of 2018 Prose Poem Competition is Patricia Millner for her poem Bird Count, November Second Prize: Anne Caldwell – Crossroads Third Prize: Josh Ekroy – The Cave on the Moon Read the judge’s report here Highly Commended Poems Clare Best – When He Says Yes When She Says No Jinny Fisher – Make Way for the Golf Carts … Continue reading Results of the Tongues&Grooves Prose Poem Competition 2018

New Directions: Tongues and Grooves in 2017/2018

The growth of open mic opportunities in the Portsmouth area provides Tongues and Grooves with a great opportunity to replace our club nights with a new range of events and activities leading to our 15h birthday in 2018. We particularly look forward to announcing our first International Prose Poetry Prize – to inspire new work from across our community. Keep in touch! CLICK HERE FOR … Continue reading New Directions: Tongues and Grooves in 2017/2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – see you in 2017

Many thanks to all of you who support us throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you again, as well as welcoming any new poets, musicians and audience members out there who would like to come along to our performance evenings. From all of us here at Tongues & Grooves, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We will return in 2017 … Continue reading Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – see you in 2017

Past Events: Sunday 21st February 2016

SUNDAY 21st February BOOKFEST EVENT VENUE: SQUARE TOWER, OLD PORTSMOUTH LOCATION: Click here for directions ‘THIS ISLAND CITY – Portsmouth in Poetry’ 7pm-10pm £4 Join us in a celebration of Portsmouth’s literary heritage with readings from Denise Bennett, Pauline Hawkesworth, George Marsh, Stuart Oleska, Maggie Sawkins and others. Those contributing to the book are also invited to read their poem. Some of the poems in THIS … Continue reading Past Events: Sunday 21st February 2016