The Christmas Party..

Seasons Greetings, Poetry Lovers Nearly Christmas Eve, eh? Always the most exciting day really…. I’ve got strong childhood memories of Mum making these sausage rolls and a burnt Christmas cake. Of course I touched neither because they were vile, but the aroma of that magical night, and anticipation of Christmas day and what it promised…..Continue reading “The Christmas Party..”

Return of the Poetry Basket

Hello Poetry Lovers Today we welcome back our poetry basket with another ripping review inside. Today it is Viral Odes, a collection of pandemic poetry by the prolific Sharron Green. A great and relevant collection – so keep reading…. Viral Odes by Sharron Green This new and anticipated collection from prolific poet Sharron Green greetsContinue reading “Return of the Poetry Basket”

Face to Face…

Hello Poetry Lovers Now I do believe Face to Face was a programme in the ‘60s with a velvet voiced John Freeman. I’ve only ever seen one where he talks to Tony Hancock. Well, I think Mr Freeman would have approved of our own Face to Face session with the wonderful Sharron Green on Sunday.Continue reading “Face to Face…”

Poetry advent 17

Well, Poetry Lovers, the computer has really shut me out. This is all from my phone. It seems you can’t just go to PC World (Brentford) and buy an iPad thing. You have to order it. I expected to come out that shop triumphantly holding a nice carrier bag full of expensive goods! I mean,Continue reading “Poetry advent 17”

Poetry Advent window 16

Hello Poetry Lovers I have really been looking forward to this window. We have opened number 16 to Trainspotters by Greg Freeman. A neat and moving collection published by Indigo Dreams in 2015. Tender pieces, such as in The 21.53 – an interaction between strangers on a train and the poignant A Job on theContinue reading “Poetry Advent window 16”

Poetry Advent Calender – window 15

Hello Poetry Lovers And what a lovely window we have today – Spools of Thread by Angi Holden, published by the now sadly defunct Mother’s Milk Books. This kind of fell into my lap as much as I had to buy one of their books to enter their competition last year. I didn’t win butContinue reading “Poetry Advent Calender – window 15”

Test Card

Hello Poetry Lovers Computer absolutely shot. Lost my pictures, everything. So today, Instead of window 14, you’re getting a test card. Many of us here will remember the excitement of a test card on TV – especially the little girl with a blackboard on BBC2. So I’m going to take you back down memory laneContinue reading “Test Card”

Poetry Advent Calender – window 13

Hello Poetry Lovers, Welcome to window 13 – And what can I say about this great collection called Boring The Arse Off Young People by the wonderful Martin Figura. Published by Nasty Little Press in 2010, this is the first poetry book I ever bought. And off the great man himself! At the Roundhouse IContinue reading “Poetry Advent Calender – window 13”

Poetry Advent Calender – window 12

Hello Poetry Lovers! Window 12! Everything was wiped away from my laptop but we may just make it to the end……. And what can I say about this poet? And Family Values? When I saw Wendy Cope at The Richmond Literature Festival in 2016, poetry was a new door for me then and I’d onlyContinue reading “Poetry Advent Calender – window 12”

Poetry Advent Calender – window 10

Hello Poetry Lovers, window 10!! Not bad going – eh? I had all sorts of technical problems yesterday but today we have opened the window to a beauty. As you know, Patric Cunnane runs the wonderful DoDo Modern Poets above the King & Queen pub in the West End. I’ve known great afternoons of poetryContinue reading “Poetry Advent Calender – window 10”