Towards Spring

The image is of a news report that children were detained in Moscow for laying flowers at the Ukraine embassy, and a 77 year old woman was marched away in St Petersburg for holding a sign protesting the invasion of Ukraine. Laid on top of the news text are the handwritten words "They can't detain compassion" and "They can't march away love".

What has changed since my last blog in January? Well, the world has changed dramatically, hasn't it, but, here in my small corner of west Wiltshire, the news is less distressing. Since I last wrote here, there have been two in-person Trowbridge Stanza meetings, after a break of two years. Our monthly gatherings, on first… Continue reading Towards Spring

Collages for 2021

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

Collages of Exasperation

During lockdown, I started a new Instagram account called andothermakings where I've posted some of my visual poems, experiments with collage and assemblage, and various dabblings with word and image. Last week, I was provoked to add new pieces to the account, mainly because I didn't know how else to express my exasperation with the… Continue reading Collages of Exasperation

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