Launch of ‘Cur’ by Martin Malone

Just to say I'll be reading a poem or two at the Albion Beatnik Bookshop (34 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AA) in Oxford this Friday, 16th October, 7pm, for the launch of Martin Malone's new book 'Cur', fresh off the press at Shoestring Press. Other poets reading include Hilda Sheehan, Richard Skinner, Roy Marshall, Robin Houghton… Continue reading Launch of ‘Cur’ by Martin Malone

Poems on a Beermat Prizegiving

A brilliant evening at The Swan Hotel in Bradford-on-Avon last night for the award-giving and readings of the ten poems chosen to be printed on beermats for the Poems-on-a-Beermat-Competition.  The ten winning poems, which can be read here, are:  Rock Plain Boxing Club by Tammy Adams  How She Wrote Your Name by Russ Berry  A Pint… Continue reading Poems on a Beermat Prizegiving

Poems-on-a-Beermat Competition

BOA Arts Festival Poetry Competition 2014 v3 Entries are invited for an Open Poetry Competition on the theme of Light – closing date July 30th 2014. There will be a prize of £200 for the best poem submitted, with discretionary second and third place awards of £50 and £25 if the quality of entries merits… Continue reading Poems-on-a-Beermat Competition

Poetry Workshop with Martin Malone

Not another day must go by without me saying how much I enjoyed this recent workshop, another writing session organised by Hilda Sheehan who had recruited Martin Malone at the 11th hour to replace an unwell Carrie Etter (now, happily, recovered). Martin introduced himself by stating that what he wanted most when he signed up for a… Continue reading Poetry Workshop with Martin Malone