Weekly Update

Not just poems

In between the other stuff, I'm taking a free online course at FutureLearn called Explore Animation.  During the lockdown, I started experimenting with my phone, making collages and a poetry film and I'm curious to learn basic animation to see if I can extend my skills and perhaps combine poetry and storytelling with animation.  I… Continue reading Not just poems

Corona Diary

With lockdown hair and a face mask, I rejoin the world

I'm writing this post while sitting on a bench by the side of the canal in Bradford-on-Avon.  I'm writing in a small sparkly notebook and I'll type up these notes later when I return home.  It's nearly 3pm on Friday, 3rd July, 2020.  I left home just after 2pm to catch the train here, just… Continue reading With lockdown hair and a face mask, I rejoin the world

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Corona Diary: Half year, middle of the week catch-up

A small rambling post about what I'm up to at the moment, what's happening out here in my little corner of the West Wiltshire town that's been my home for the past 17 years, and what's new since my first post about living through the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK. News in the garden: our… Continue reading Corona Diary: Half year, middle of the week catch-up

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Sequence of nine prose poems/collages

I've written about my sequence 'Once Upon a Lockdown' before but this is the first time I've been able to post all nine pieces together. I began this writing as a sequence of diary entries/prose poems/poems and then reworked each section into a collage using natural materials from my garden, photos from my camera roll… Continue reading Sequence of nine prose poems/collages

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Once Upon a Lockdown Rose: collage work and hybrid writing

I wrote a hybrid piece called 'Once Upon a Lockdown' - part poem/prose/diary -  and submitted it to The Great Margin with thanks to a small commission from Paper Nations - which I've mentioned before.  'Once Upon a Lockdown' starts in March, when Boris Johnson announced there was going to be a lockdown, and roses… Continue reading Once Upon a Lockdown Rose: collage work and hybrid writing