Trowbridge Stanza: December Guest Readers Anthony Wilson and Dawn Gorman

Trowbridge Stanza is looking forward to welcoming poets Anthony Wilson and Dawn Gorman to read at Drawing Projects UK, Bridge House, Trowbridge, on Saturday, 7 December 2-4pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend and audience members are invited to bring one or two of their own poems to read at the open-mic.  Tickets are £5 on … Continue reading Trowbridge Stanza: December Guest Readers Anthony Wilson and Dawn Gorman

Some feedback about Trowbridge Stanza

As many of you know, I organise a monthly poetry group in Trowbridge.  We meet every first Saturday, 2-4pm, at Drawing Projects UK, an art gallery, studio space and café, next to Trowbridge train station.  Recently people have shared some tweets about Trowbridge Stanza and about Drawing Projects UK itself, so I thought I'd include … Continue reading Some feedback about Trowbridge Stanza

Poetry at Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, November 2: Guest Poet Birdspeed

Trowbridge Stanza is looking forward to welcoming  poet and performance artist Safiya Kinshasa, AKA Birdspeed, to share her work at Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge on Saturday, 2 November 2019 (2-4pm).  There will also be the opportunity for the audience to perform their own poems at the open-mic.  Tickets are £5 on the door.  More details … Continue reading Poetry at Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, November 2: Guest Poet Birdspeed

Kathy Pimlott and David Clarke reading at Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge

Two award-winning poets, Kathy Pimlott and David Clarke, are reading at Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge on Saturday, September 7 (2-4pm).  This event is organised by Josephine Corcoran and Trowbridge Stanza.  Everyone is welcome and there will also be the chance to read your own poems at the open-mic.  Tickets are £5 on the door.  Read … Continue reading Kathy Pimlott and David Clarke reading at Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge

Pantoum Workshop! August 3 in Trowbridge

For the August meeting of our poetry group, on August 3rd (2-4pm), Trowbridge Stanza is hosting an informal, fun, informative and enjoyable workshop about the pantoum.  We'll read pantoums, write our own, either individually or in collaboration, or both, and hold a low-key, encouraging and friendly performance at the end of the afternoon.  Everyone is … Continue reading Pantoum Workshop! August 3 in Trowbridge

Collecting Pantoums

I'm writing in haste as this looks like the day we're going to tackle our back garden meadow (grass uncut all season) and the sunshine and garden shears are calling me. I'm putting together an informal, low-key workshop for Trowbridge Stanza based on the pantoum, which the Poetry Foundation explains well here and includes sample … Continue reading Collecting Pantoums

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