More Poetry

More Poetry is an intimate, friendly evening with a guest poet and open mic and began in ’05. You may be a seasoned pro, a never-read-before beginner, or just someone who enjoys poetry. You are welcome!

The Coffee Shop, 13 Leyden Street, E1, a five minute walk from Liverpool Street Station. It’s 7.15 for 7.30 on the second Monday of the month except August and January.

Forthcoming dates:

  1. Monday 12th November: Alan Price
    Author of Outfoxing Hyenas & Wardrobe Blues for a Japanese Lady

‘More Poetry’s setting makes it feel like a get-together in a friend’s living room: it’s intimate and inviting, making it a pleasure for both readers and listeners to attend. Plus, Ken Champion’s welcoming and easy-going manner puts everyone at ease. Do make time for More Poetry.’

Pierre Ringwald

Here’s what some of our guest poets have said about More Poetry at the old Stoney Street Café:

‘A lovely, crazy, earnest night of poetry, tucked neatly in the labyrinth of Borough Market, open-armed, giddy, and sporting the classiest lectern of any poetry night anywhere.’

Guy Jackson

‘More Poetry has gotta be one of the most intimate and unusual poetry readings in the capital. Held in a historic building above a café in Borough Market it’s really fun, and there’s good quality work.’

Tom Chivers

‘Stoney Street Café has an atmosphere all of its own. It’s small, intimate, but right in the centre of a working London and thriving market, and where better to read and hear poetry but in the heart of the city.’

Wendy French