The great thing about our summer workshops this year (from which the poems here are a selection) is that we were able to meet in sunshine, face to face, in the garden of West Mall, Clifton. 

How much better it was to be able to see and hear one another again 'in the flesh'. The immediacy of that human contact contributed, I am sure, to the vibrant meetings that we had. 

I hope some sense of this can be drawn from the poems you are able to read here.

Richard Devereux