Poems & Prose

Poems & Prose

Below is a list of Poem’s and Prose that will be read in the Speakers Tent during the festival.

13:35 to 13:50

Prose: The Clock is Ticking.

By Clare Shaw, Writer & Activist

Published writer in all mediums, Speech and Language Therapist. Practiced my profession for over 30 years before concentrating on my writing. Full details of my books, plays, poems & short stories are on my website at www.clareshaw.com

13:55 – 14:00

Poem: Tree.

By Heidi Laquis-Alden, Aged 11

14:00 – 14:05

Poem: My Eco Poem.

By Leon Helsby

Leon Helsby is a singer songwriter and spoken word poet . He writes bleak, shaggy, semi -autobiographical spoken word poems, about family, life , love and occasionally politics.

14:05 – 14:10


By Anna Mae, Graduate of Essex University,  BA hons degree in Creative Writing

Facilitator of creative writing workshops in prisons, mental health units and schools.

14:10 – 14:15

Poem 1: Fast Forward

Poem 2: Mining for Pyramids

By D. M. Rice

D. M. Rice is a writer from Dallas, TX, studying creative writing as a doctoral candidate at the University of Essex, following a Master’s in the Avant Garde. D.M. is a poet, performer, sometime-musician, and co-editor-in-chief of the Texas-based literary journal, Sybil, with work featured in The Decadent Review, Glass Mountain, Stone of Madness Press, Nameless Woman (an anthology ‘Jezebel’ named one of the ‘Best Books of 2018’), and the 2019 Texas Poetry Calendar, among other
anthologies and literary journals.

16:00 – 16:05

Poem 1: Plant More Trees
Poem 2: Why the Wick
Poem 3: A Walk in the wood
Poem 4: Absent-minded

By Belinda Baker

Belinda started performing her own written poetry as a kind of therapy for getting over cancer and other things that were happening in her life.  Encouraged by the “Some Kind of Poetry Group”; she has gone from strength to strength and has taken part in many organised poetry events in Colchester as well as hosting some of them through the Colchester Spoken Word Facebook Group. She is a keyboard warrior for all things Colchester and hosts two community pages – Hythe Colchester Stay in the know (where there are all kinds of issues) and the Colchester Blackheath Community Group.  It wasn’t until she became an active member of the Save Middlewick Ranges Campaign that her Eco consciousness began to grow rapidly with her liaison with en-form and Eco Colchester.

16:05 – 16:10


By Wayne Richard Baker, North East Badger representative

I am an active member of the North East Essex badger group, wildlife photographer, artist and poet. I’m also a member of the Save Middlewick campaign internal ecology group. Most of the poems I intend to perform are short and should be fine to fit into the short slot.

17:30 – 17:35


By Sioux Blair Jordon, Activist