A New Lyrical Ballads: Bristol Festival of Ideas

On Friday I went to the New Lyrical Ballads event in Bristol, part of Bristol Festival of Ideas,  and listened to 23 poets read their specially commissioned poems for a new version of Wordsworth's and Coleridge's 1798 collection.  New Lyrical Ballads will be published this Spring and two Radio 4 programmes are also imminent. There were … Continue reading A New Lyrical Ballads: Bristol Festival of Ideas

It’s still January?!

Not once have I mistakenly written "2014" - it's as if it's always been 2015 and always January, the month that every year, to me, seems the l-o--o--o-ongest.  My write-for-an-hour-a-day-with-the-internet-turned-off pledge has mostly been observed, resulting in three new poems and an old one revised.  Four poems are out for consideration. I've done two poetry readings, … Continue reading It’s still January?!

Hey Presto! Poems have arrived in my inbox.

It's been almost two weeks since I started a separate blog for poems, 'And Other Poems'.  At first I thought this would simply be an uncluttered space for my own poems but I quickly decided that I wanted to include other people's work.  How, then, to acquire poems?  Could I just select poems that I … Continue reading Hey Presto! Poems have arrived in my inbox.