Science and Poetry

So this is happening soon. Katrina Porteous performs a World Premiere of ‘Under the Ice’, an immersive half hour performance combining Katrina’s poetry with electronic music by Peter Zinovieff on June 23rd 2021 in the Wordsworth Grasmere poetry series ‘Go to the poets, they will speak to thee’. On the Wordsworth site we are told:…

Interview with BBC Radio Cumbria Summer 2020

I have uploaded an edited version of Helen Millican’s radio programme. In the show, we discuss Fledge and the inspiration behind the poems. The interview took place in Lady Wood, Grasmere, about 200 metres along the old coffin route from Dove Cottage in a typical Cumbria downpour under a magnificent beech tree with a torrent…

Poetry Workshops

Last year, after taking the decision to reduce my teaching hours in order to concentrate on poetry, I set a few aims on what I’d like to try and achieve in 2020. The proposed publication of a pamphlet has so far been the most exciting development, with Maytree Press confirming an August launch of Fledge…

This Place I Know

Wednesday 17th October, 2018 and at 6:30 pm I’m driving to Grasmere for the latest launch of the Handstand Press anthology of Cumbrian poetry at the Jerwood Centre. Hoping to be able to get a contributor’s copy for myself and Em, I had thought the evening would consist of the editors reading a selection of…