Disco IV The Oasis Nightclub

Poetry Lovers, welcome to Disco IV! To put another perspective on the golden age of disco, we have a great piece from the lovely poet Sharron Green. Titled The Oasis Nightclub, this intricately detailed piece sums up memories of our nights out. Thank you for that, Sharron The Oasis Nightclub Down the Oasis on aContinue reading “Disco IV The Oasis Nightclub”

Memory Corner

Hello Poetry Lovers, I could not resist a quick memory corner on this dull dull day. Jump in the DeLorean, and we’ll go back to 5th May 2019. Seat belts on now! I’ll always treasure the memory of being made feature poet for Poetry Performance at the Adelaide. This is me being interviewed by theContinue reading “Memory Corner”

Disco III

Hello Poetry Lovers, I’ve jumped right in the deep end and posted a third instalment about the golden age of Disco. This comes from wonderful poet Trisha Broomfield’s perspective, and a sharp and astute one it is too. One is reminded of different aspects of disco and how much violence and rivalry was a commonContinue reading “Disco III”

Disco II

Hello PL’s, I’ve decided to stick to the Disco theme – or rather the misery of Disco. They weren’t great for everybody. Especially when you went with older cousins, who were stuck with you for the week! Ooh, they were long holidays staying with her. My Cousin made me as welcome as a fart inContinue reading “Disco II”

Fashion Crisis ‘71

Hello Poetry Lovers, now I’ve been tidying out the Poetry Sideboard to find a theme for today’s post. And I came up with yet another poignant memory from 1971. As you can see, there is a wealth of material lurking in here, so I’ve penned this one set in ‘71 and the importance of theContinue reading “Fashion Crisis ‘71”

The Other Woman

Hello Poetry Lovers The clever and wonderful poet, Trisha Broomfield has inspired us once again with a marvelous piece The Other Woman, from her collection Husbands for Breakfast. It is poignant, painful, colourful and very true. A real human situation that if we oursleves have not gone through this, we know someone who has. ThankContinue reading “The Other Woman”

Interview….!!!

Hello, Poetry Lovers! (deafening applause) Yes!! We’re back in the studio again! (the audience cheers) We have a wonderful guest on the show, so let’s give him a big welcome….. (audience go wild – security on standby)…. Heeere’s Eddie Chauncy (rapturous applause as Eddie descends the lighted stairs gracefully) Eddie, welcome to the show! (pandemoniumContinue reading “Interview….!!!”

Memory Corner

Hello Poetry Lovers I could not resist a quick memory corner with this poet, as we have an interview with him coming up very soon. Was it really 4th March 2019 that the lovely Eddie Chauncy came to read for us?! A featured poet at the Adelaide, it was an unforgettable night as Eddie blewContinue reading “Memory Corner”

The Night Before Christmas

Hello Poetry Lovers I hope your Christmas was good. Swooned over this poem by clever poet Trisha Broomfield who captures the era of our Off Licence’s, many long gone. Unbelievably, we still have one in Twickenham, standing proud with its good quality ales and ciders amongst the Costa’s and Tesco Metro’s. However, most of usContinue reading “The Night Before Christmas”