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”

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”

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”

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”

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…”