I haven't written much about my everyday life recently so I thought I'd do an update. My once a week job in a school ended in July and very quickly after that I was awarded a small bursary to write new poems about the heritage, history and landscape of the area in and around Amesbury. … Continue reading Reading, writing, planning, etc.
Our poetry group in Trowbridge has been getting together for just over a year now and I'm really happy to meet up regularly with such a lovely bunch of people! We meet on the first Saturday of each month (2-4pm) in Trowbridge at Drawing Projects UK, right by Trowbridge train station, to read and discuss… Continue reading Christmas Pamphlets from Candlestick Press
I wanted to jot down some thoughts while they're still fresh in my head after hearing Claudia Rankine in conversation with David Olusoga in Bristol last Friday. The evening started with David Olusoga telling Claudia Rankine that Citizen, Rankine's book of lyrical essays, fragments, and images of artwork, is like no other poetry book he's… Continue reading Claudia Rankine in conversation in Bristol
With Christmas approaching (sorry, can't deny it any longer), I thought that now would be a good time to mention these beautiful pamphlets from Candlestick Press which would definitely make a wonderful present for many people I know, even though their tag line suggests modestly that you might give them "instead of a card." (which is… Continue reading Candlestick Press Pamphlets
Most mornings I check in to the WordPress Reader and glance through blogs I'm following. This morning, three good reads caught my eye and I'd like to share them with you. You might already know about Anthony Wilson's blog because I have mentioned it before. There is such a wealth of good articles there about… Continue reading Three blogs I read