Sir Paul will present his first public poetry reading before a select audience of 400 at Liverpool's Everyman Theatre on Wednesday evening, March 21. Declining invitations from the Royal National Theatre of London, the Oxford Union, and the Los Angeles Festival of Books, Sir Paul has chosen Liverpool as his debut venue, seeking to learn how his hometown followers will react to his work:
"I'm interested to hear what people think of my poetry. But I don't take me very seriously. If we get some giggles I don't mind. I'm just one of those people who jumps into black holes and does things like this."
He hints that we may soon hear some of his poems set to music:
"One of two of them are lyrics that nobody knows are songs because I haven't recorded them yet. I wonder if anyone will spot them."
Along with Sir Paul, other readers at the event will include Adrian Mitchell, the editor of Blackbird Singing, Newcastle poet Ton Pickard, and playwright Willy Russell.
Sir Paul has scheduled a New York reading of his poetry for next month.
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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