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First Monday of Every Month at the Navigation Inn, Sowerby Bridge

Welcome to Puzzle Hall Poets Live!
Every month we have a new featured guest and a supportive, varied, and welcoming open mic.
Please get in touch or come and join us at our gorgeous pub.

meet the new team

Laura Potts

Laura Potts was born and raised in Wakefield. Twice-named a Foyle Young Poet of the Year and Lieder Poet at The University of Leeds, her poems have appeared in Ezra Pound’s Agenda, Poetry Salzburg Review and The Interpreter’s House.

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Steve Nash

Steve Nash is a writer, performer and musician, born in Yorkshire and raised on army barracks across the UK and Europe. A widely and internationally published poet, in 2014 Steve won the Saboteur Award for  ‘Best Spoken Word Performer’  from a shortlist that included  Kate Tempest and Hollie McNish. Steve is a lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and his latest collection ‘Myth Gatherers’ is available now from Calder Valley Poetry.


Charlotte Wetton

Charlotte Wetton is a page and performance poet whose work has featured in The Cadaverine, Staple, The Frogmore Papers and elsewhere. Her pamphlet ‘I Refuse to Turn Into a Hatstand’ won the Michael Marks Award in 2017.
Her audio collection Body Politic was published by Dead Ink in 2012.

Charlotte was also a Foyle Young Poet of the Year in 2001.

Latest news

We Are Back!

With 2 nights per month in Sowerby Bridge!Charlotte, Laura, and Steve will be bringing you the usual fabulous guest with open mic every first Monday of the month at the Navigation, and we are proud to introduce our sister night, Puzzle Plus (compered by our own Freda Davis) – the third Monday of the month… Continue reading →

Spelt Magazine Issue 2 Out NOw

The second Issue of Spelt Magazine, which I co-edit with the frankly offensively wonderful Wendy Pratt is out now. There’s great poetry and creative non-fiction, a writing prompt from John Foggin, and a fascinating interview with Jason Allen-Paisant.
To purchase, subscribe, or for submission details, have a look at the website:

We’d love to hear your thoughts or to read your words :D… Continue reading →

Poet Puzzlers – Mike Farren

After a short hiatus, the poet puzzlers are back with international poet of mystery and mushrooms – Mike Farren. Read on for tips on disappearing dead bodies, reincarnation news, and some writing talk too.

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