A Night Out with John Cooper Clarke

Hello Poetry Lovers Yes, I thought that title would make you stop and look. It is actually true, we had a night out with Mr JCC himself, only we shared him with at least 300 others! And we were grateful for even that much intimacy. My lovely friend Trisha Broomfield and I were lucky enoughContinue reading “A Night Out with John Cooper Clarke”

Triolet Corner

Hello Poetry Lovers Today I couldn’t resist going back to Triolet Corner, one of my favourite poetry forms. Thanks to the lovely Sharon Andrews aka @inksomnia_poetry, an admirably prolific poet and constant inspiration, who gave us this beautiful prompt. Sharon is many times published, and titles include A Heart Full of Haiku and and MoonContinue reading “Triolet Corner”

Interview

Hello Poetry Lovers Welcome back to our talk show, (thunderous applause, security stirs uneasily) and today we have the lovely Carla Scarano (Thunderous applause as Carla glides down the lighted stairs) Welcome to the show, Carla. So lovely to have you on here. I really dig that leather catsuit – very Julie Newmar. Now tellContinue reading “Interview”

Stilettos and Cider

Hello Poetry Lovers Today I’d like to feature my lovely and talented friend, Trisha Broomfield’s poem Stilettos and Cider. This was longlisted very recently in the Plough Poetry Prize 2022, and well deserved too. Would you believe Trisha didn’t even know until I told her! Thank God I did. Trisha has given permission for meContinue reading “Stilettos and Cider”

A Night Out….

Hello Poetry Lovers I’d love to share a night out with you on Friday 13th May. My lovely friend Raefer and I went to the Vauxhall Tavern to see the marvellous poet Barbara Brownskirt Swooning over Ms Brownskirt at the Slip Off Festival in 2019, I asked the festival organiser and dear pal, Barney Ashton-BullockContinue reading “A Night Out….”

British People in Hot Weather

Hello Poetry Lovers On Thursday 21st April, I went to the wonderful St Anne’s church in the heart of Soho to see the launch of Paul McGrane’s new collection British People in Hot Weather Set in this exquisite panelled room, the much missed Paul McGrane, formerly of the Poetry Society and the wonderful Poetry@3, launchedContinue reading “British People in Hot Weather”