Circles and Wildflowers

I'm really enjoying writing poems for 'Frames of Reference', part of the public art programme for King's Gate, Amesbury, commissioned by Ginkgo Projects and funded by Bloor Homes. I'm one of six Wiltshire-based artists who've been given a Local Artist Bursary for this project.  You can read about some of the other artists and see … Continue reading Circles and Wildflowers

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

A poem for National Poetry Day 2016

The theme for this year's National Poetry Day in the UK is 'messages'.  As Poet in Residence at Trowbridge Town Hall, I've been working with artist Ben Midgley on a new poem which we will share with school students and other visitors to the Town Hall on National Poetry Day, October 6. Local school students from primary and … Continue reading A poem for National Poetry Day 2016

Speaking French

Yes, I have mixed up my avoirs and my êtres and confused La Gare for La Guerre and, once, having forgotten my glasses, I explained "Je ne suis pas mes lunettes" rather than "Je n'ai pas....." Nevertheless, when in France, I always have a go at speaking French even though it's meant I've been laughed … Continue reading Speaking French