Steve Pottinger is a poet, author, and workshop facilitator, and a founding member of Wolverhampton arts collective Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists. He’s an engaging and accomplished performer whose work has appeared in magazines and anthologies, and he’s a regular contributor to online poetry platforms. He’s performed at Ledbury and StAnza poetry festivals, at the Edinburgh Free Fringe, and in venues the length and breadth of the country, from Penzance up to Orkney. His sixth volume of poems, ‘thirty-one small acts of love and resistance’ published by Ignite Books, is on sale now.
“Lockdown has affected all of us, but within that shared experience there are individual stories, and most of us will have had days where we’ve struggled and others where – if the sun is shining and you’ve got a garden – it’s felt far more manageable. So far, writing poems for the Stories in Isolation commission has allowed me to explore this a little, from the old chap whose daily routine barely changes, to a man who’s hankering after the pub. I’m sure there will be more.” – Steve Pottinger
Listen to Steve’s poems on the Stories in Isolation playlist on our Soundcloud: