Thinking about Children’s Poetry

Ahead of Winchester Poetry Festival which runs from Friday 7 October to Sunday 9 October, and because I'm teaching some poetry workshops for children at Trowbridge Town Hall on National Poetry Day (October 6), I've been re-reading a 2015 issue of Modern Poetry in Translation magazine  which had a focus on children's poetry in translation. … Continue reading Thinking about Children’s Poetry

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