On the 6th April 2019, “Oak Tree Alchemy” – an anthology of poems written by members of a vibrant North Yorkshire writing group – is published. Eleven poets have contributed to the collection about which co-editor Brian Clark says:
Oak Tree Alchemy, the title of this poetry collection brought to you by members of The Poetry Society’s North Yorkshire Stanza group, has a more literal than literary derivation.
The poets meet, read and discuss their work once a month at The Oak Tree Inn, Helperby, a village between Boroughbridge and Easingwold. Their readings and discussions inspire them to write more and better poetry, with all its transformative powers.
The North Yorkshire Stanza was formed three years ago and its members range from new writers to published and prize-winning poets.
A major contribution to the Stanza’s popularity must be the luxurious private meeting facility provided by The Oak Tree. The book’s title justly reflects this and we are grateful for their continuing support.