A Little Bit Of Jam In Marsden

Moan, moan, moan … Apologies to all who witnessed the outburst of self-pitying drivel that appeared here a few days ago, complaining about being left dangling by certain publications, a forgotten sloe on an inaccessible blackthorn bush where local blackbirds have decided to go on a sloe-free diet and passing hikers have their minds on…

Maytree, Marsden and All That Poetry Jazz

Last week in the run-up to National Poetry Day, I went to Carlisle to appear on Radio Cumbria’s Arty Show and discuss matters poetic with Darren Milby and Polly Atkin. I did the usual thing and took a wrong turn while driving, sailing past the junction I was meant to go down and ending up…

Fledge #Poetry

It’s Sunday morning. I’m nursing a cup of coffee after last night’s excellent Verbalise featuring Big Charlie Poet and many other local poets who made Saturday evening in the Warehouse at The Brewery a really memorable occasion. We don’t often manage a photo, but there were so many folk reading who I admire that it…

Marsden Jazz Festival Poster Poems

Just found out that a couple of my poems have been chosen to feature on posters during the 2017 Marsden Jazz Festival. “The quest was to find music-related poems that will be posted in shops, pubs café and other sites in Marsden in the run-up to the Marsden Jazz Festival early next month. The competition, organised by Marsden the…