Interview …..

(Loud spontaneous applause as the host wafts on stage) Now settle down, (Security on standby) as today we have the amazing artist and musician Lucinda Sieger (Pandemonium as our esteemed guest elegantly descends the lighted stairs). ( Host bangs a ruler on the desk – there is a silence) Lucinda, welcome to the show….. ThankContinue reading “Interview …..”

Surrey New Writer’s Festival Part Two …..

Hello Poetry Lovers Welcome to Part Two of this terrific event. Well, what can I say about Nikita Gill and Instagram Poetry? Chaired by Sharron Green, this amazing Instagram poet, Nikita gave us a fascinating session. This talented writer, poet and playwright, read from her poetry collection Where Hope Comes From, born from the firstContinue reading “Surrey New Writer’s Festival Part Two …..”

Surrey New Writers Festival – Part One

Hello Poetry Lovers Well, I had the time of my life at the Surrey New Writer’s Festival yesterday. Intricately planned, with a wide range of writing sessions. I adored the Taster Session of Poetic Compaction (getting started with short form poetry). Beautifully opened by Sharron Green and an in-depth introduction of why short form poetry,Continue reading “Surrey New Writers Festival – Part One”

Surrey New Writer’s Festival…

Hello Poetry Lovers I am so excited about this event next weekend. Fabulous guests and masterclasses, plus taster sessions like Teaching Your Character to Talk, and An Introduction to Short Form Poetry. There is a talk by poet and playwright, Nikita Gill, among many other treats. All classy material. The lovely poet Sharron Green isContinue reading “Surrey New Writer’s Festival…”

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…”