My daughter asked me to read a poem at her wedding. Sometimes I write something and never know what it was meant for until it presents itself to me. I wrote this poem in a few years ago and was never sure about it until she asked me to read.
I immediately knew what this poem was about, and did a couple of edits to make it perfect. Have a listen.
If you would like to use this poem as a reading at your wedding (or friend or family), I’ve included the written text of the poem with the video. A big shout out to Paul Whyte and Terri Quinn for the production and photography.
by Neil Leadbeater of “The Poet” magazine based in Norfolk, England
Anna Yin asked me to come to Markham, Ontario to be the featured performer for National Poetry Month. The link below is my reading which she recorded.
I was asked to host and perform at the CD release party for my late friend Nik Beat. I paid tribute by performing the title track “Famous For Falling”.
Very honoured to have my poem “I Am Afrika” included in the international journal “WordCity Monthly.” Check it out at the following link:
Two poems have been published in this Journal of short poetry:
My poem “We Were Children Yesterday” was published in issue 18 of Lantern magazine. You can read it, and many other poems by Montreal poets here:
Leah Angstman, who publishes the Coil magazine and Alternating Current Press, did an interview with me when I was publishing the last issue of The Labour of Love. You can find the complete interview at the link below.