Being British allows me to live and work in China, my passport gives me access unhindered to many countries in the world and the ease of visas to many others. However, the simple chance of birth should not breed entitlement in me or a sense of my freedoms being any different to the rights of […]
When we look jointly we see a mirror lens to invert his vision, the impression of presence, the passage of time. Another timepiece. At moments within these dark corridors, moments of rupture, it meanders, the decisive moment, like a pair of restless, insomniac twins. They can no longer be sure the length of time in […]
We dust the walls. And of course we are weeping larks falling all over the heavens with our shoulders clasped in someone’s armpits, so tightly! and our throats are full. Haven’t you ever fallen down at Christmas and didn’t it move everyone who saw you? isn’t that what the tree means? the pure pleasure of […]
Having a Coke with You is even more fun than going to San Sebastian, Irún, Hendaye, Biarritz, Bayonne or being sick to my stomach on the Travesera de Gracia in Barcelona partly because in your orange shirt you look like a better happier St. Sebastian partly because of my love for you, partly because of […]
I’ve been trying out new things both on a personal level (poetry) and a professional level (teaching); mainly I’ve been looking at creating StoryCube through the excellent Bookleteer site. It’s quite a fun visual way of publishing material & I’d like to start getting children’s stories and poems printed as StoryCubes to display in class. […]
All the performers from Anti-Glasto edition. That’s me on the bottom row, second from left.
Three new pamphlets in the post this week: Diana Gittins‘ Bork, Chrissy Williams‘ Flying into the Bear (both Happenstance Press), Andrew McMillan The Moon is a Supporting Player (2nd chapbook from Red Squirrel). Confirms opinion that contemporary poetry is alive and kicking. Going to write reviews, but in the meantime there’s competitions to enter (and a […]
7 Children’s Books by famous ‘adult’ authors… Who knew Ian Fleming wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?!
The Fire Cycle Beautiful love poem on Poetry Foundation’s website.