Author Archives: Jonathan Humble

About Jonathan Humble

Jonathan Humble is a deputy head teacher at a school in Cumbria. A collection of his light poetry (My Camel's Name Is Brian) has been published by TMB Books. His poetry has appeared in The Big Issue In The North, Poems For Freedom, The Dragon Poet Quarterly, Lighten Up Online, Paragram, The Teacher, Spilling Cocoa Over Martin Amis, The Tripe Marketing Board’s Diary, Ink Sweat & Tears, Obsessed With Pipework, Clear Poetry, Curlew Calling Anthology, Atrium, Three Drops Press, Riggwelter Press, Zoomorphic, Fairacre Press, Amaryllis, EyeFlash Poetry, Burning House Press, Picaroon Poetry and on BBC Radio. His short stories and poems for children have been published in The Caterpillar, The Looking Glass Magazine, Amazing Magazine and Stew Magazine. He is the Poet Laureate for the Tripe Marketing Board and Rossendale’s Sunday Clog Market. Other than writing poetry and short stories, his hobbies include beard growing, pointing at poppies and keeping the international coffee industry afloat with his patronage.

Curlew Calling #WorldCurlewDay

  On Saturday 21st April it is World Curlew Day, promoting and celebrating curlews worldwide. This is an important event due to the worrying decline in numbers of this lovely bird over recent times. Mary Colwell, Karen Lloyd and others … Continue reading

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Bonnie’s Crew

Such an excellent endeavour, raising a bit of cash for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund / Leeds Congenital Hearts, with money generated from Bonnie’s Crew (Kate Garrett’s poetry site) being used by Leeds General Infirmary Congenital Hearts Unit. I am very happy … Continue reading

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And Yet

I read this poem at Working Title (Lancaster) and A Poem And A Pint (Greenodd) once it had been looked over in a couple of competitions. It’s a good poem to use in a spoken word context, but perhaps is … Continue reading

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Spoken Word #News

I love doing spoken word and open-mic readings. As far as poetry is concerned, I am a show-off and if there’s an audience, it doesn’t take much to persuade me to get up and declaim the tale of the Reckless … Continue reading

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The Opened Field by Dom Bury

The Opened Field by Dom Bury … winner of the 2017 National Poetry Competition #WonderfulStuff #Poetry #Sestina Marvellous poem following a strict (and possibly restrictive) fixed verse form of six six lined stanzas, where the words that end each line of the … Continue reading

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Pamphlet … looking for Plan B

I have been considering the idea of a pamphlet of poetry. Over this last year, having immersed myself in the published works of a number of admirable and impressive poets (an attempt to improve my own stuff and understand what’s … Continue reading

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Shadow by Alice Oswald

Shadow by Alice Oswald from The Poetry Society on Vimeo.  

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