Stephen Lightbown and Caleb Parkin to read at Trowbridge Stanza

Trowbridge Stanza is looking forward to welcoming poets Stephen Lightbown and Caleb Parkin to read at Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, (Drawing Projects UK is in Bridge House, next to Trowbridge train station) on Saturday April 6, 2-4pm.  There will also be the opportunity to perform your own poems at the open-mic.  Tickets are £3 on … Continue reading Stephen Lightbown and Caleb Parkin to read at Trowbridge Stanza

My poetry week

This week the shortlist for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry was announced and - for the first time ever - one of the books I nominated for this prize has been selected.  I think it's a strong list and I can't think of any other recent poetry award (can you?) that … Continue reading My poetry week

Three years of Drawing Projects UK

Artist Anita Taylor has written a terrific post at Wiltshire Council's arts blog giving some insight into the story (so far) of Drawing Projects UK which she and co-director Gary Sangster established in Trowbridge in 2015.  As a Trowbridge resident for 15 years, I absolutely love Drawing Projects UK and I can't quite believe my … Continue reading Three years of Drawing Projects UK

Snowed in

Goodbye, January.  You weren't that bad.... actually, you were bad but, weirdly, I still felt a tenderness towards you when I turned the page of our calendar. And just as you said goodbye and made way for  February,  you let fall a skyful of snow. which held me hostage in my house for a day … Continue reading Snowed in

‘To Bring Me Luck’ – new poem

A new poem of mine was commended in the Poetry Society's Stanza competition, a yearly event for people who are both members of  the Poetry Society and a Stanza (poetry groups run voluntarily by Society members).  As I've mentioned before, I organise the Trowbridge Stanza which meets on the first Saturday of every month at Drawing … Continue reading ‘To Bring Me Luck’ – new poem