Quay Words National Poetry Day Cabaret and Open Mic with Caleb Parkin

  • Exeter Custom House
  • October 6
  • 18:30 - 19:30

We will be ushering in National Poetry Day with Poetry Cabaret celebration. Caleb will share poems on this year’s theme of Choice, read from his new collection, This Fruiting Body and invite you to share your own poems or favourite poems you admire. Poems on the theme – however broadly interpreted – are welcomed, or any of your favourites in this celebration of choosing poetry. We’ll generate a group poem using cards, dice and gamified interventions. Sign up on a piece of paper to be drawn from a hat, of course.
You can also join Caleb earlier in the day for a ‘Choice, Lack of’ Poetry Workshop. Find out more here.

 We intend for this event to take place at Exeter Custom House and continue to monitor Government guidance. We will be following social distancing procedures as appropriate at the time of the event. Limited spaces available.


This event is also available to stream free of charge. Save your seat here to watch from home.

Caleb Parkin is a poet, facilitator and Bristol City Poet 2020 – 22. He’s published widely in magazines, journals, through commissioned poems and competitions. He tutors for Poetry Society, Poetry School and First Story and holds an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes. Debut pamphlet: Wasted Rainbow, (tall-lighthouse, Feb 2021). Debut collection: This Fruiting Body (Nine Arches, October 2021). Tweet: @CalebParkin