Memory Corner – Chip’s Speakeasy

Hello, Poetry Lovers, I was engulfed by a quick memory, which I’ll share with you before going on with the poetry advent calender….. Now I’ve got to stop getting so emotional about these memory corners. I simply took them on board early in lockdown – but now they bring a lump to my throat. TheseContinue reading “Memory Corner – Chip’s Speakeasy”

Poetry Advent Calender – window 7

Hello PL’s Welcome to day 7 of the poetry advent calender. I am delighted to open the window to Ex Situ by the wonderful M. E. Muir, a poet I have come to love and have the pleasure of knowing. I was swept away by this elegant collection bound by the fetching blue cover. TheContinue reading “Poetry Advent Calender – window 7”

Advent Calender – window 5…

Hello Poetry Lovers, Window 5 eh? It’s moving along! And I’m so glad to feature Tales of the Unaccepted by the wonderful Ray Pool. What can I say?! Witty, quirky with a unique voice, I have been enjoying young Ray’s poems for a couple of years. I was thrilled to get my mitts on thisContinue reading “Advent Calender – window 5…”

Advent Calender – Window 4

Hello Poetry Lovers, welcome back to day 4 of the poetry advent calender. Now, the previous two windows I knew very well, but we are back to a collection I don’t know at all. In fact, I’m going to be deeply honest with you, I have no idea how this book even came into myContinue reading “Advent Calender – Window 4”

Poetry Advent window 3

Hello Poetry Lovers This is also a collection that I know well. This beautiful anthology by Dempsey & Windle from their summer competition this year is a complete joy. These publishers produce such stunning poetry books that really do deliver a high standard of material. This anthology is no exception. Now there is a veryContinue reading “Poetry Advent window 3”

Advent Calender – Window 2

Hello Poetry Lovers Welcome to Window 2 – now here’s where the fun really begins. Yesterday, I opened up a poet I completely didn’t know and today… A poet I know very well, and adore his work. I’ve had the privilege of seeing the lovely Matthew Paul perform at Woking and The Troubadour, and IContinue reading “Advent Calender – Window 2”

The Poetry Advent Calender…

Hello PL’s, Let me introduce the Poetry Advent Calender for December 2020. Every day, a new window will be opened and for every book that comes out, there will be a mini-review and the story behind it. Now forgive me, PL’s, I have had to omit the ones I have already reviewed – which breaksContinue reading “The Poetry Advent Calender…”

Birthday Chant…

Hello Poetry Lovers. Yes, it’s nearly that time of year when birthday celebrations raise their head. Mine’s three weeks before Christmas – Bore! – as Dobby would say! What can you do with a birthday like that?! So to air even more grudges, I penned a birthday chant. Chant poems are great fun, and worthContinue reading “Birthday Chant…”

Interview….!

Starring Sharron Green…… Hello Poetry Lovers! And welcome back to the Talk Show. (rapturous applause) Yes, it’s been a while I know, but absolutely worth waiting for! I am so proud to introduce our lovely and esteemed guest for today – Sharron Green (standing ovation – security on standby) (the lovely Sharron Green wafts gracefullyContinue reading “Interview….!”