One year since my pamphlet was published

It's one year since my poetry pamphlet, The Misplaced House, was published by tall-lighthouse.  Thank you to everyone who's bought my book.  According to Gareth Lewis, editor and publisher at tall-lighthouse, The Misplaced House ranks in the top five bestsellers of all poetry titles ever published by the press.  While this news hasn't sent me … Continue reading One year since my pamphlet was published

After the Aldeburgh Eight Seminar 2015

I've been back in Wiltshire for over a week, after three days at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival and five days on a rural writing retreat at Bruisyard Hall in Suffolk, as one of this year's Aldeburgh Eight.  I had an amazing time, I'm so glad I applied for a place, and I'm still processing the whole … Continue reading After the Aldeburgh Eight Seminar 2015

Writing poems rather than Facebook posts

More than ever this week, my brain has become worn out by being on Facebook and Twitter.  It's brought home to me the value of "owning" a small space on the internet - ie a blog - where I have the luxury of more than 140 characters to write down some of my thoughts about … Continue reading Writing poems rather than Facebook posts