Poem: Pooley Hall
Gary Longden is a past Staffordshire Poet Laureate who also curates Lichfield's longest running Poetry night, "Poetry Alight".
Gary's epic poem on the Staffordshire Hoard was performed at Stoke's New Victoria Theatre and he has also been writer in residence at Uttoxeter Race Course.
Gary's interest in the arts also involves him leading workshops and poetry walks as well as reviewing theatre - professional and amateur - across Birmingham, Staffordshire and Derbyshire.
Gary's poetry and associated work can be found on his website.