This is part of  our monthly award-winning  ‘Live from the Butchery’ series, hosted by Helen Ivory and Martin Figura from their home (an old CoOp butcher’s shop), and IS&T publisher Kate Birch.

Please join us on zoom to celebrate Ink Sweat & Tears’ annual 12 Days of Christmas feature with a sneak preview of some slanted seasonal poems from 12 of our fine poets.


Confirmed readers so far are:

Ken Evans

Sue Finch

Oliver Comins

Pat Edwards

Gillian Laker

Bob Cooper

Kathryn Alderman

Helen Pletts

Claire Walker

Sarah James/Leavesley


The feature goes live on on IS&T from 21st December, when you’ll receive a daily gift of Christmassy poems for, you’ve guessed it, 12 days! Please follow us on Twitter for updates @InkSweatTears

Last year we managed to raise over £300 in generous donations for St Martins homeless charity and we hope, with your help, to do the same this year.

We very much hope to see your faces!

Please click HERE to register for the event