Poet, editor, educator, and Director of Poetry Swindon and Swindon Poetry Festival, Hilda Sheehan will read from a selection of her published and new work at Drawing Projects UK (Bridge House - next to the train station) Trowbridge on Wednesday, 14th June, 7pm - 9pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear an exciting, innovative… Continue reading Hilda Sheehan plus Open-Mic at Drawing Projects UK
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?!
What a treat to spend some time with Hilda Sheehan today, and on her birthday, too. Hilda has really helped me become more involved in poetry over the last few years, through her work at Bluegate Poets, Swindon, Domestic Cherry magazine, and the Swindon Poetry Festival, of which she was this year's Director. There must be hundreds of people… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Hilda Sheehan
Two days after Swindon Poetry Festival, I am still in a high and happy poetry place, and I risk losing my euphoria if I try to set down in words what it was about Swindon that I loved so much. Luckily, there are already two brilliant posts for you to read, as Robert Peake and… Continue reading Swindon Poetry Festival 2014
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