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

Sinéad Morrissey to give a talk about her Communist heritage

One of the best things about poetry festivals, in my opinion, are the quieter, less obvious events that festival organisers somehow manage to schedule alongside a packed programme of readings and workshops.  One such an occasion to look forward to at Winchester Poetry Festival is a talk by the poet Sinéad Morrissey called My Communist Heritage: On the Trail of… Continue reading Sinéad Morrissey to give a talk about her Communist heritage