Day Two of National Blog Posting Month and I have a hair appointment. Has to be done, much as I'd love to be the kind of person who can whip out a pair of hairdressing scissors and a box of hair dye and emerge from my bathroom half an hour later looking like a person… Continue reading Hair Appointment
What made me: re-read a book I already had? buy a book? take a book out of the library? It started with this newspaper article, an interview in The Guardian with poet, critic and translator Michael Hofmann. I tend to buy The Guardian on a Saturday but I hadn't read the article until I noticed… Continue reading On the trail of a book purchase
I've run out of time to write a post this week. Instead, here are a few links to pieces I've enjoyed reading. Hope you might enjoy them too. One A good interview between Abegail Morley and Jo Bell about Jo's most recent poetry collection Kith (Nine Arches Press). Jo talks us through submitting to publishers, waiting… Continue reading A few recommendations
Just saying hello before I head off for four days at The Swindon Poetry Festival. I feel like someone leaving home for university, except it's a university of poetry. Actually, knowing Hilda Sheehan who's organised the festival, it will be more like a UNIVERSE of poetry in Swindon. I can't wait! I'm packing writing materials,… Continue reading Next stop Swindon Poetry Festival
I'm just back from a week in southern Spain with my family. As well as swimwear and sundresses, I packed my notebooks, pens, draft poems and plenty of reading material, including these two books by Vicki Feaver. Vicki was kind enough to send two new poems from her forthcoming collection to my poetry blog, And… Continue reading Postcard from Spain.