Happy Birthday, Hilda Sheehan

What a treat to spend some time with Hilda Sheehan today, and on her birthday, too.  Hilda has really helped me become more involved in poetry over the last few years, through her work at Bluegate Poets, Swindon, Domestic Cherry magazine,  and the Swindon Poetry Festival, of which she was this year's Director. There must be hundreds of people … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Hilda Sheehan

Swindon Poetry Festival 2014

Two days after Swindon Poetry Festival, I am still in a high and happy poetry place, and I risk losing my euphoria if I try to set down in words what it was about Swindon that I loved so much.  Luckily, there are already two brilliant posts for you to read, as Robert Peake and … Continue reading Swindon Poetry Festival 2014

Next stop Swindon Poetry Festival

Just saying hello before I head off for four days at The Swindon Poetry Festival.  I feel like someone leaving home for university, except it's a university of poetry.  Actually, knowing Hilda Sheehan who's organised the festival, it will be more like a UNIVERSE of poetry in Swindon.  I can't wait! I'm packing writing materials, … Continue reading Next stop Swindon Poetry Festival

Looking forward to Swindon Festival of Poetry

Not long to go before I take up lodgings for FOUR DAYS in Swindon and immerse myself in the 2014 Swindon Festival of Poetry.  It feels like I've signed up for almost every event, there's so much on offer, including readings from Don Share, Maurice Riordan, Kathryn Maris, Allison McVety, Robert Peake, Cliff Yates, Jackie Wills … Continue reading Looking forward to Swindon Festival of Poetry