The Return of the Poetry Basket….

Isn’t it great to see The Poetry Basket return?! And don’t you love looking in it? Well, today it contains Outside In, a wonderful new pamphlet from talented poet Polly Bull. And we know what comes next, don’t we? A review of this intriguing collection… read on… Outside In by Polly Bull Well, I’ve comeContinue reading “The Return of the Poetry Basket….”

Memory Corner….

Happy Easter, Poetry Lovers. Two days away from those chocolate eggs…….. However, put them aside for now, and get in the DeLorean as we drive to 18th March 2019 for a fabulous Dempsey & Windle launch at The Poetry Cafe. I would say 2019 was definitely my year as a poet and that this wasContinue reading “Memory Corner….”

INTERVIEW…….

(Rapturous Applause) The host glides elegantly down the stairs.. Now, settle down, everybody and queue nicely. (Crowd nearly out of control with excitement. Security return early from their fag break) Today we are honoured to have the wonderful, talented and enigmatic Robert Garnham . (Pandemonium) Host bangs a ruler on the desk (There is instantContinue reading “INTERVIEW…….”

Back on the Train…

Hello Poetry Lovers No, I’m not back on the train yet but I wanted to return to this fascinating subject. The DeLorean has pulled up, so get in for late 1977 and see what my life was like when I worked for six months at High Holborn. (Forgive the perm! They really were the wayContinue reading “Back on the Train…”

Dolls House Villanelle

Hello PL’s Would you believe I took on a Villanelle this week. Something that’s always looked so extraordinarily complex and I actually conquered it – sort of! I mean Sestina’s – forget them! They’re the devil! So so hard, but a villanelle is kind of a softer cousin. The one that you could get awayContinue reading “Dolls House Villanelle”

Post Birthday ….

Hello PL’s Well, in response to my subtle hint in Trisha Broomfield’s birthday post, this clever poet has presented us with a real nostalgic delight. We’d better read this out quietly because Trisha, Mrs Slagg and Plastic Paul have a ‘bit of a head’ after the birthday celebrations last night. It all got a bitContinue reading “Post Birthday ….”

Birthday Celebration…..

A very happy birthday to the lovely poet and dear friend, Trisha Broomfield. Mrs Slagg and her establishment are proud to celebrate this special occasion. We hope you had a nice day, Trisha. Mrs Slagg has presented Trisha a cake – not stale enough for her standards but by the time you’ve got through oneContinue reading “Birthday Celebration…..”

Adventure Stories

Hello Poetry Lovers, Below, you’ll see another kind of testcard – a moving one. I was thrilled to record this video for the lovely Celine’s Salon YouTube channel last week. It’s a great channel to subscribe to – full of innovative and amazing artists. The occasional ham actor too – er – see below… ThisContinue reading “Adventure Stories”