Poetry, Poetry Event

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

Reading and Writing Poetry, Weekly Update, Writing

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?!

Poetry, Weekly Update

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.