This year, I intend to make more collages and poem collages to add to those I made in 2020, and previously, which I've shown you in several posts, such as Collage Poems (from 2017); Once Upon a Lockdown (sequence of nine prose poems/collages from 2020); Collages of Exasperation (also from 2020). In my collage work,… Continue reading Collages for 2021
I opened submissions at my poetry site And Other Poems in November, after a break of 20 months. Over 700 poems arrived and I've been posting selected poems ever since. I wrote about November poems here, and this post includes links to all of the poems posted in December, and some snippets. I hope you… Continue reading December 2020 at And Other Poems
I was going to write about what 'local' means to you, that is, ask you for your definition of the word, since one week into a UK national lockdown, there are news reports about a police force fining people for driving somewhere to exercise. During the first lockdown, in the spring, there were reports of… Continue reading Reasons to be or not to be cheerful, or not. Or something.
During the first lockdown, in the spring, I went through a phase of posting a blog every day, using the hashtag Corona Diary (when I remembered). I think I started off with gusto and petered out a bit towards the end. We've just entered our third national lockdown in the UK and I don't intend… Continue reading Lockdown, Series Three
It's not obligatory to write an end of year post, but it would feel strange to me not to pass comment on this strangest of years. My 2020 began with a week in the English Lake District, near Brotherswater, staying at Thomas Grove House and Cottage in Hartsop. I was with Jane Commane, publisher and… Continue reading End of *That* Year