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Christmas Pamphlets from Candlestick Press

Our poetry group in Trowbridge has been getting together for just over a year now and I'm really happy to meet up regularly with such a  lovely bunch of people!  We meet on the first Saturday of each month (2-4pm) in Trowbridge at Drawing Projects UK, right by Trowbridge train station, to read and discuss… Continue reading Christmas Pamphlets from Candlestick Press

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Candlestick Press Pamphlets

With Christmas approaching (sorry, can't deny it any longer), I thought that now would be a good time to mention these beautiful pamphlets from Candlestick Press which would definitely make a wonderful present for many people I know, even though their tag line suggests modestly that you might give them "instead of a card." (which is… Continue reading Candlestick Press Pamphlets

Reading and Writing Poetry, Writing

Pamphlet or full collection?

Can I sound you out about something? What do you prefer reading, pamphlets or full collections?  Do you buy either, both, or none? What about writing?  Have you published a pamphlet or a full collection or both?  Which came first? Why?  Have you published more than one pamphlet?  Have you NEVER published a pamphlet?  Did… Continue reading Pamphlet or full collection?

Poetry

Mostly feeling scared but at least it’s sunny.

This week I've been doing more work on my pamphlet. I'm waiting to hear from tall-lighthouse after sending them a rough manuscript and I'm already regretting not waiting a little bit longer before I pressed the send button. Two kind friends who've also looked at the draft pamphlet have pointed out rather a lot of… Continue reading Mostly feeling scared but at least it’s sunny.

Poetry, Reading and Writing Poetry

Very pleased to tell you…

I'm very pleased to tell you that tall-lighthouse is going to publish a pamphlet of about twenty of my poems in late 2014. I'm still working on a title and have spent much of today sitting on my stripy rug, scribbling down ideas, as well as going for a muddy walk to help me think.… Continue reading Very pleased to tell you…