The Circus of the Marvellously Menopausal Woman

A new poem of mine has been longlisted in Live Canon's International Poetry Competition. Naturally, I'm sad that it didn't make it to the shortlist and so won't be performed by the amazing Live Canon Ensemble at the Prizewinners' Show (which is always a gorgeous afternoon of poetry and camaraderie and really worth attending - … Continue reading The Circus of the Marvellously Menopausal Woman

My poem filmed by Live Canon

Just to say that I'm thrilled that Live Canon decided to film the poems shortlisted in this year's competition.  Here is my poem Do you remember those wild, out of control, pre-referendum days? performed by actor Nichole Bird:  

In which I’m packing for Greenbelt

All of my family, husband, daughter, son, son's girlfriend, and me, are off to Greenbelt this weekend for the first time, and we're all taking wellies and waterproofs and layers and a torch, as we've been advised by more experienced festival-goers than us.   I'm looking forward to reading with Nancy Campbell, Sasha Dugdale and … Continue reading In which I’m packing for Greenbelt

2013 Live Canon Poetry Competition Prize Giving Show

I was extremely happy to be a part of this entertaining event at Greenwich Theatre, London SE10 on Sunday, 24th November.  The Live Canon Poetry Competition is different to most other poetry comps because not only are all shortlisted poems published in a handsomely produced anthology, they are also performed on stage by members of the … Continue reading 2013 Live Canon Poetry Competition Prize Giving Show