The year’s poetry readings in London are up and running, though two of the organisers have unfortunately doubled up, meaning that for the next few months the Shearsman and Blue Bus readings will occur on the same night. I’ll have some difficult choices to make and whichever way I go I’ll feel guilty for not attending the other reading. Last night I opted for the Blue Bus at the Lamb to hear Geraldine Monk and Jeff Hilson. It was a well-attended gig for these two engaging writers: so well-attended that we had to open a window. Jeff read from his soon (hopefully) to be published ‘bird’ series and Geraldine’s new book from Salt, Ghost & Other Sonnets was on the table.