A few links for National Poetry Day UK

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

A few recommendations

I've run out of time to write a post this week.  Instead, here are a few links to pieces I've enjoyed reading.  Hope you might enjoy them too. One A good interview between Abegail Morley and Jo Bell about Jo's most recent poetry collection Kith (Nine Arches Press). Jo talks us through submitting to publishers, waiting … Continue reading A few recommendations

My birthday week with a pamphlet launch thrown in

In between present-buying and present-wrapping, Christmas tree-watering, bauble re-arranging, household chores, working for The Reader Organisation, driving to hospitals (for my husband, Andrew, nine weeks in to a snapped Achilles' tendon injury) and driving down Wiltshire lanes at midnight (to pick up my teenage daughter from another Christmassy party), I've launched 'The Misplaced House', my … Continue reading My birthday week with a pamphlet launch thrown in

Reading at The Poetry Café, Monday 8th December 7.30pm

Only 21 days to Christmas..........but before that I'll be reading from my new pamphlet 'The Misplaced House' at The Poetry Café, Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BX, on Monday, 8th December, 7.30pm.  There will also be readings by Matt Haw, Joe Duggan and Jo Bell, and tall-lighthouse Editor, Gareth Lewis, will be reading from … Continue reading Reading at The Poetry Café, Monday 8th December 7.30pm

Happy Birthday, Hilda Sheehan

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