Yes, it's that's time of year again. It's National Poetry Day in the UK. Here are a few posts I've read this morning which you might also enjoy. A gentle, interesting, contemplative post from Anthony Wilson who seems to be countering the imperative mood of the beautifully designed slogans from this year's National Poetry Day campaign with… Continue reading A few links for National Poetry Day UK
Since I first published this post, I've added some more thoughts about documentary poetry and about my reasons for writing the poem 'Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe Says Sorry'. The poem came out of Andrea Brady's Documentary Poetics workshop at Poetry Swindon. Andrea sent through excellent course materials and poems by writers such as Mahmoud Darwish, Carolyn Forché, Ken Saro-Wiwa… Continue reading New poem at The Morning Star
Not once have I mistakenly written "2014" - it's as if it's always been 2015 and always January, the month that every year, to me, seems the l-o--o--o-ongest. My write-for-an-hour-a-day-with-the-internet-turned-off pledge has mostly been observed, resulting in three new poems and an old one revised. Four poems are out for consideration. I've done two poetry readings,… Continue reading It’s still January?!