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…

September Update #Poetry

I was thinking about the range of writing I’ve done over the last ten years and felt a bit sad that I’ll probably never write another school musical like the series I worked on with Anne Pater from 1996 to 2012. Every couple of years, we’d perform them with a thousand kids over a week…

You wait for a bus and then half a dozen come at once …

Very pleased that I seem to be riding a wave of luck with the dafter poems at the moment. Tripe (in Northern Life Magazine), The Copenhagen Interpretation (in Blue Nib), Aberration (in Picaroon Poetry), Cosy (in Spillwords) and Toast (in Three Drops From A Cauldron) all making the light of day this last fortnight. There…

Raising the Profile of Tripe Poetry …

… in the May/June issue of Northern Life Magazine : ) Tripe ! Amongst the dark foreboding hills of ancient Lancashire, The eerie howls rolled down the¬†moors o’er misty peatland bogs, To echo round the cobbled streets of Little Ormstonmere And cause the good folk there to stare and shudder in their clogs. For knew…