Ray A-J reviews the Poetry Competition and Festival 2017 featuring The Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy at the Old Market in Hove on Saturday, November 18. Electric – The atmosphere alive with the buzz and hum of a festival. Undeniably, contagious. If all the literary gigs of the world were a pool, this would be the deep end. “Where am i?” You ask. Well, I’m a fan in the sea of enthusiasts currently drowning the Old Market in our passion for the first poetry festival.