Alphabet Christmas

Hello Poetry Lovers How are your Christmas plans going? (What do you mean, is it Christmas?!). We rush about getting ready for what really is one day – Boxing Day now succumbed to early January sales – but do we really think about the day itself? Lovely and talented poet Trisha Broomfield certainly has andContinue reading “Alphabet Christmas”

Gift Gaffe

Hello Poetry Lovers Now you may think this is an unusual title but it really is a more commonplace term than you realise. Highlighting the most frustrating side of those Yuletide preparations, and clever poet Sharron Green has summed this up nicely in this beautiful piece. Amusing and painfully relevant to us this coming advent,Continue reading “Gift Gaffe”

Christmas Corner….

Hello Poetry Lovers Yes, Christmas is around the corner and I have thrown myself fully into Yuletide. For a start, I have written a triolet on Christmas – the dark side of the season anyway. This can be a stagnant period of tension and many family rows occur over this season. I have tried toContinue reading “Christmas Corner….”

Return to Tenby

Hello Poetry Lovers Yes, you heard right, I said return to Tenby. That magical place I discovered in May this year. I was honoured to be invited back by the magical Celine for the launch of Celine’s Salon Anthology volume 2. So there I went on the train back to Pembrokeshire. This time the trainContinue reading “Return to Tenby”

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello Poetry Lovers Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I know this is not really our celebration but I would like to acknowledge and illustrate the occasion. I’ve always been a bit infatuated with this celebration and love seeing images of the food Americans serve up. So much food groaning on a table, served with loveContinue reading “Happy Thanksgiving”

Welcome back to Nostalgia Corner

Hello Poetry Lovers Let me lead you once again to nostalgia corner. Talented poet Trisha Broomfield has written a follow-up to my recent piece on Talcum powder. This particular, now overlooked, beauty item is playing on my mind, I think it’s because Christmas is approaching. Which as we know, is the ultimate nostalgic corner. AnywayContinue reading “Welcome back to Nostalgia Corner”

Poetry Basket Review

Hello Poetry Lovers Welcome back to the Poetry Basket, I have missed it, I have to say. Inside this hallowed basket is a wonderful new collection by talented and prolific poet Carla Scarano D’Antonio titled Workwear. I’ve given it a well-deserved hot review, do take a look…. Workwear By Carla Scarano D’Antonio Published by TheContinue reading “Poetry Basket Review”

Baggage ….

Hello Poetry Lovers My return to Tenby for the pamphlet launch is looming, and I was taken with poet Trisha Broomfield’s terrific piece on packing. Not only is this beautifully written, it’s also so relevant to me and my current packing. Sad, wistful, nostalgic and very amusing contents are listed here. Not to mention howContinue reading “Baggage ….”

Joy in Kentish Town

Hello Poetry Lovers I simply have to share my new discovery of the Torriano Meeting House in Kentish Town. The home of so much innovative poetry, and many wonderful poets. A place I only heard about but never thought I’d enter… A night organised by superhero poet Julian Bishop (he neglected to bring his capeContinue reading “Joy in Kentish Town”

Halloween

Hello Poetry Lovers How could I let Halloween go by without mentioning it?! Which I nearly did, and I’m very grateful to superb poet Trisha Broomfield who wrote this wonderful piece. It’s marvellous and clever and I had such fun illustrating this wonderful poem. Especially as there were cats involved, needless to say…. Do readContinue reading “Halloween”