Poetry, Weekly Update

A quick update during National Poetry Month

I'm not really taking part in #NaPoWriMo this year although I do feel steeped in poetry.  I have attempted to write (or at least start) a poem a day in the past and found it fun and exhilarating.  I promised to review some poetry books for a magazine so I've been reading those and making slow… Continue reading A quick update during National Poetry Month

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Poetry from Art workshop at Drawing Projects UK

Poetry from Art workshop with Josephine Corcoran.  Write new poems in response to an exhibition of Anita Taylor's drawings.  Saturday 21 January 2017. 10am - 1pm. Drawing Projects UK, Bridge House, Trowbridge. £15. Limited places. Please book your place  - you can book online or in person at Drawing Projects UK. This is an exciting opportunity… Continue reading Poetry from Art workshop at Drawing Projects UK

Winchester Poetry Festival

Home thoughts about Winchester Poetry Festival

Leafing through the jottings in my Winchester Poetry Festival notebook, I see that I wrote down some of the comments Sinéad Morrissey made, before she read amazing poems, all new work, from her next collection (out in 2017).  "We're in a toxic revolution," the poet said, referring to the Northern Ireland Department of Arts and Culture being replaced by… Continue reading Home thoughts about Winchester Poetry Festival

Winchester Poetry Festival

The Complete Works at Winchester Poetry Festival

Talking to people after the festival, many have mentioned the Sunday readings by Inua Ellams, Sarah Howe and Kei Miller as one of their highlights.  These three major poets are all associated with The Complete Works, a national development programme for advanced Black and Asian poets. Who could have failed to be blown away by Inua… Continue reading The Complete Works at Winchester Poetry Festival

Winchester Poetry Festival

Winchester Poetry Festival: Photos and snippets

There have been so many outstanding readings at the festival, it would take me until the end of the year to tell you about them in detail.  I'll write some more when I'm back at home but for now, here are some things poets have said which I've liked enough to record in my notebook. I… Continue reading Winchester Poetry Festival: Photos and snippets