The Enfield Poets exist to give a platform to local poets with a chance to try out their work in front of a friendly and sympathetic audience and to enjoy listening to and learning something from a guest poet.

We are pleased to announce that several events are planned for 2018:



Saturday, 2nd February 2019

Nancy Mattson and Mike Bartholomew-Biggs

Nancy and Mike have hosted Poetry in the Crypt readings in Islington for twenty years but took a break in the autumn to finish their latest collections (both from Shoestring Press). They will be presenting extracts from Vision on Platform 2 (Nancy) and Poems in the Case (Mike) at an event organized by someone else!

Nancy Mattson was born and raised in Canada but has lived in this country since 1990. Her first poetry collection Maria Breaks her Silence was published in Canada and short-listed for the 1989 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Her poems frequently draw on memory, history and myth and she has published three further collection since coming to England.

Michael Bartholomew-Biggs is a retired mathematician who began writing poetry quite late in life but has managed to publish four full collections and several chapbooks mostly featuring narrative-based poems. Since 2011 he has been poetry editor of the on-line magazine London Grip.


Saturday, 2nd March 2019

The talented and versatile Highgate Poets led by Anna Meryt.


Saturday, 6th April 2019

Guest Poet will be Liz Berry.


We start at 7.30pm with Poets from the Floor, and end by 10pm. Admission £3.50, Concessions £2.50. Publicity sponsored by Fisher Research Ltd.

Poets in Residence at the Dugdale Centre. Thomas Hardy House, 39 London Road, Enfield, EN2 6DS