The poet and Wondermentalist Cabaret presenter all the way from Totnes (twinned with Narnia), for the first of two slots.
His first poem, living the questions: “If love can build a bridge, can affection put up a shelf?”
This is not his shortest poem, which is Botox: “Early onset taxidermy”. He hopes people weren’t offended by that poem, but if they were, how could we tell?
The Love Food, Hate Waste campaign asked Matt to write a love poem to the potato, to the whole potato. We clapped his first effort, but the campaign didn’t. So he wrote effort number 2: “No spud is dud. If you get all sprouty, don’t go all throwy-outy!”
(Even more laughter)
Less is More: if we have less of something, we have more of something else. That’s physics – trust him. “Less haze, more stars; more community, less isolation; less passive listening, MORE PARTICIPATION!”
(Laughter and applause)