For the August meeting of our poetry group, on August 3rd (2-4pm), Trowbridge Stanza is hosting an informal, fun, informative and enjoyable workshop about the pantoum. We'll read pantoums, write our own, either individually or in collaboration, or both, and hold a low-key, encouraging and friendly performance at the end of the afternoon. Everyone is… Continue reading Pantoum Workshop! August 3 in Trowbridge
Perhaps you already know about the following but in case you don't: Places of Poetry is open to everyone. It's an online place, a map of England and Wales, for you to pin your poem about place, on the place it's about. Read more about what the project is about here. I know that a… Continue reading Some things you might like
This week the shortlist for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry was announced and - for the first time ever - one of the books I nominated for this prize has been selected. I think it's a strong list and I can't think of any other recent poetry award (can you?) that… Continue reading My poetry week
Last week I mentioned that the Poetry Society had a callout for poems that take note, in some way, of 99 of the mostly commonly used words used in 40 years of the National Poetry Competition. I wasn't going to write anything for this because I thought it was too much of a distraction from… Continue reading A few poetry notes
Please let me know if you would like to buy one of the remaining copies of my poetry pamphlet The Misplaced House published by tall-lighthouse in November 2014. If you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, I will send you a PayPal invoice by return. The price is £5 which includes P&P (UK only).