A poem is pitched for Shelf Life immortality for the first time – it’s ‘Feeding the Cats’ by R.V. Bailey, and Anne argues passionately for its inclusion in June’s podcast.
R.V. (Rosie) Bailey was born in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, and has worked as a cafeteria assistant, librarian, information officer, teacher, counsellor, and, latterly, as Director of Undergraduate Courses in Humanities at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She is the other voice in poetry recordings by the acclaimed poet, U. A. Fanthorpe, who was her partner for over 40 years.
Further reading: ‘Marking Time’ (2004) published by Peterloo Poets and
‘Credentials – new and selected poems’ (2012) published by Oversteps