Summer is whizzing by

Summer is whizzing by and my head is filling up with to do lists.  At this point, they are mild-mannered and patient lists, humming softly to themselves as summer ripens around them, but once they cotton-on to shrinking daylight and cooler winds, once they catch sight of the date on the calendar and the dying … Continue reading Summer is whizzing by

Finding a hand-built lathe on my daily walk

When I was on the Aldeburgh Eight Advanced Poetry Seminar at Bruisyard Hall last November with seven other poets, I was encouraged to go for a walk every morning at nine o'clock.  When I say 'encouraged' I mean that the eight of us, in pairs, whatever the weather, were turfed out of the house for a thirty … Continue reading Finding a hand-built lathe on my daily walk

Translation Study Day with MPT

I had an amazing day at the Queen's College, Oxford on Saturday, 14th May, taking part in Modern Poetry in Translation's Study Day to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the magazine. In the morning participants could choose two, from eight, workshops, then there was a break for lunch (and delicious it was, too). It was extremely … Continue reading Translation Study Day with MPT