Nostalgia Corner..

Hello Poetry Lovers Once again I have become nostalgic and have turned my attention this time to Talcum Powder. Not that boring Johnson’s one for babies in Superdrug, but the Christmas present staple we used to receive by relatives and family friends. Scorned publicly but privately treasured, especially in their beautifully decorated tins. Anyway I’veContinue reading “Nostalgia Corner..”

Alphabet Poem

Hello Poetry Lovers Today I would like to share an abecedarian poem with you. Inspired by the wonderful poet Sue Burge’s Mind Gym, this alphabet form has very rich pickings for any subject. Mine for instance, is about knickers! Now 26 lines may seem a tall order, but once you get into it….well, see forContinue reading “Alphabet Poem”

That’s Poetry II

Hello Poetry Lovers I can’t believe my luck, talented poet Trisha Broomfield has come up with my favourite subject to define what poetry is to her. Yes, her cat, Perry! Such rich sketching ground and a very beautiful piece. I couldn’t resist adding cats of many colours too. Drawings aside, it is a very movingContinue reading “That’s Poetry II”

That’s Poetry…

Hello Poetry Lovers Recently there was a mini-competition on Instagram on the theme of “That’s Poetry”. Now, I see poetry in many things as I’m sure you do. It goes beyond the written word and structure and rhymes and that stressed thing, It can also be a very visual medium. However, the competition organisers didContinue reading “That’s Poetry…”

A Tribute to Buttons

Hello Poetry Lovers Now I don’t mean that well-meaning, if irritating, character who loved Cinderella, I mean Buttons, the ones on our coats and cardigans. Or not, as the wonderful poet Trisha Broomfield points out in this superb and beautifully written piece. So many memories in this poem, especially with the button tin. Who doesn’tContinue reading “A Tribute to Buttons”

The Network Theatre

Hello Poetry Lovers Yes, I have been getting around lately, and I want to tell you about last Sunday at the Network Theatre. An amazing theatre, established for 80 years, under the railway arches of Waterloo and us poets were thrilled to discover this great venue. With thanks to Alain English and Jason Why whoContinue reading “The Network Theatre”

Celine’s Salon Launch

Hello Poetry Lovers I went to Celine’s terrific launch on Tuesday 13th September at The Blue Posts in the heart of Soho. Although some say Soho has been sanitised somewhat, I really think this square mile still has a certain allure. Nostalgia? Mystique? Simply intriguing? Whatever anyone thinks, there’s definitely a vibrant and creative sceneContinue reading “Celine’s Salon Launch”

Poems for Ukraine

Hello Poetry Lovers We had a great night at the Willoughby Arms in Kingston on Friday, where Poetry Performance launched our anthology Poems for Ukraine. A stunning collection of poems about the current situation in Ukraine, with proceeds going to British-Ukraine Aid. Full of strong pieces, there’s a particularly ruthless poet on page 60! KickingContinue reading “Poems for Ukraine”

The Sealey Challenge part II

Hello Poetry Lovers Well, what can I say about the Sealey Challenge 2022?! Only that I miss it already. A great and innovative journey bringing such awareness of poetry. For the uninitiated, the Sealey Challenge is to read a poetry pamphlet every day of August. I’m sure you’ve worked out yourself that that is 31Continue reading “The Sealey Challenge part II”