What are your writing plans for the summer?

What are your plans for the summer? Are things staying the same or do you have a project in mind? Maybe it isn't summer where you are but what are your plans, anyway? Here in the UK, I've been away from a regular, paid job since 1st May. This is intentional, I'm trying to use … Continue reading What are your writing plans for the summer?

Speaking Poetry Aloud

An imminent poetry reading (Sunday, 2nd March 7pm at The Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, London NW5 2RX - come along if you're around) and some comments by Robin Houghton about open-mic slots in her recent blog post have made me think about speaking poetry aloud: how I love some events but … Continue reading Speaking Poetry Aloud

A poem for every occasion?

Last week's post made reference to 'Cut', the poem Sylvia Plath wrote after cutting her thumb, and it made me think that there seem to be poems about every subject.  Also, just as some people always say the right thing at the right time, there are others who always come up with the right poem … Continue reading A poem for every occasion?