(1942 - 2012)
Editor of Purple Patch Magazine, 1976-2012
Following Geoff’s death in February, 2012, Purple Patch magazine is no more.
However, the website has been transferred to this website (link below).
His tradition of running poetry meetings at the Barlow Theatre (Oldbury Rep) have been
restarted, named Purple Penumbra and run by Al Barz and Ian Henery, with support and
encouragement of John Upton, who arranges and manages the venue for us and provides
drinks at the all-important bar.
Parking is close to the theatre bar where we meet and has easy access for wheel-chairs.
Come and enjoy!
For full details, contact Al Barz
To find out about the theatre: www.oldburyrep.org
Indigo Dreams Publishing have instigated a competition for poets,
The Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize
for which the prize is a published collection of the winning poet’s work.
The winners for 2012 are Terence Quinn and Julie McClean
whose books will be published on 4th June, 2013.
There will be a book launch event at The Barlow on 8th June
Details will follow here and on Geoff’s Facebook Page
If you have any queries, please email Al Barz