Poet Bloggers 2018 Revival Tour

I'm a pretty regular blogger but I have let things slip a bit recently, mostly because I've been busy doing other kinds of writing.  In a bid to up my game,  I've been kindly added to this list of poet bloggers who are trying to blog weekly in 2018. You can also add yourself to … Continue reading Poet Bloggers 2018 Revival Tour

Primers Poets Volume Two at Drawing Projects UK

I wanted to say how much I enjoyed hearing Ben Bransfield, Cynthia Miller, and Marvin Thompson read at Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, on Saturday 30 September. These three poets are the winners of the 2017 Nine Arches Press/Poetry School Primers Competition which offered a prize of one year of mentoring with poets, editors and educators  … Continue reading Primers Poets Volume Two at Drawing Projects UK

Primers Poets reading in Trowbridge

Save the date and come to Trowbridge!  Poets Cynthia Miller, Marvin Thompson and Ben Bransfield will be reading at Drawing Projects UK on Saturday 30 September, 2-4pm.  Tickets are £5 and available here. New Voices in Poetry selected by Jacob Sam-La Rose and Jane Commane The three poets, selected by Jacob Sam-La Rose and Jane … Continue reading Primers Poets reading in Trowbridge

Hilda Sheehan plus Open-Mic at Drawing Projects UK

Poet, editor, educator, and Director of Poetry Swindon and Swindon Poetry Festival, Hilda Sheehan will read from a selection of her published and new work at Drawing Projects UK (Bridge House - next to the train station) Trowbridge on Wednesday, 14th June, 7pm - 9pm.  This is a wonderful opportunity to hear an exciting, innovative … Continue reading Hilda Sheehan plus Open-Mic at Drawing Projects UK

‘Ten Poems from Ireland’ (Candlestick Press)

Town Hall Poets are a Poetry Society Stanza group who meet regularly at Trowbridge Town Hall, and other places, to read and talk about poetry, workshop each other's poems and arrange open-mic nights.  We're also lucky enough to be the Trowbridge Chapter of the Candlestick Press Collective, which means that we receive complimentary copies of … Continue reading ‘Ten Poems from Ireland’ (Candlestick Press)

A quick update

A quick update about what I'm up to.  I'm still waiting to hear about a few submissions and I've sent out several poems to competitions.  In recent years I've been trying to focus on magazines rather than competitions but I decided to ring the changes a bit and see how I get on.  In the next … Continue reading A quick update

Back to school musings

Our house has been re-arranging itself this week after a summer of pyjama mornings and staying up too late nights.  Half of its occupants have set their alarm clocks, buttoned themselves back into school uniforms, shouted goodbye at a quarter to nine and left behind a trail of cereal dishes and the fading beat of … Continue reading Back to school musings

New Poetry Society Stanza in Trowbridge

Town Hall Poets, a Poetry Society Stanza group led by Josephine Corcoran, meets at Trowbridge Town Hall on the second Monday of every month, 6pm - 8pm.  Address: Market St, Trowbridge BA14 8EQ.  Venue Information  Ring 01225 774306I for enquires. You do not need to be a member of the Poetry Society or live in Trowbridge to … Continue reading New Poetry Society Stanza in Trowbridge

Two poetry evenings in the West Country

Since I last posted, I've been to a couple of poetry evenings.  The first was at Trowbridge Civic Centre to hear the Palestinian-American poet and activist Remi Kanazi perform his work and the second was Love Night at the Poetry Cafe in Frome organised by writer and tutor Crysse Morrison. It's a treat to attend poetry events … Continue reading Two poetry evenings in the West Country