Nelson Live Poets meet on the third Tuesday of the month. Their next meeting on Tuesday 20 August at The Prince Albert, 113 Nile Street, Nelson, features guest poet David Merritt.

David Merritt has a broad, strong back, well suited for organic gardening, driving old Landrovers and reinventing the economics of poetry. He makes publications of poems from recycled Readers Digest Condensed book covers and banana box cardboards, often in public places, on a footpath bench seat or from the bonnet of his car. Using stamp pad alphabet sets, a stapler, glue sticks, a photocopier and a ‘copy left’ intellectual property model, Landrover Farm Press has now published over 100 distinct titles from unique single page A3 publications to collections, boxsets, #poetryracks, a #poetrybrick and anthologies.

Doors open at 7 pm. Bring a poem to share or just enjoy the show. Singer songwriters are also welcome. To read, simply sign up on the night. Gold coin koha entry. For more information contact Deirdre Lusby at