Stilettos and Cider

Hello Poetry Lovers Today I’d like to feature my lovely and talented friend, Trisha Broomfield’s poem Stilettos and Cider. This was longlisted very recently in the Plough Poetry Prize 2022, and well deserved too. Would you believe Trisha didn’t even know until I told her! Thank God I did. Trisha has given permission for meContinue reading “Stilettos and Cider”

A Night Out….

Hello Poetry Lovers I’d love to share a night out with you on Friday 13th May. My lovely friend Raefer and I went to the Vauxhall Tavern to see the marvellous poet Barbara Brownskirt Swooning over Ms Brownskirt at the Slip Off Festival in 2019, I asked the festival organiser and dear pal, Barney Ashton-BullockContinue reading “A Night Out….”

Hannah Lowe

Hannah LowePoetry ClubSupported by the TS Eliot FoundationThe Coronet Theatre5th April 2022 I have to confess that apart from seeing this wonderful poet, I had an ulterior motive to exorcise memories of that former flea pit The Coronet. A cinema I frequented in the late seventies, a grim setting with unforgettable films like Jubilee. ItContinue reading “Hannah Lowe”

Easter Parade

Hello Poetry Lovers Happy Easter, and how could I not include a lovely seasonal piece like this from the talented Sharron Green?! Although restrictions have loosened somewhat, we are still tentative towards going back to normality, and this poem is very relevant indeed. A corker, Sharron, thank you so much. Read on, readers…. This Easter’sContinue reading “Easter Parade”

The Skin Game

Hello Poetry Lovers Today, we have a beautiful touching poem from the lovely Trisha Broomfield that’s on such a personal subject and so much a part of us – our skin. I couldn’t resist sharing this moving piece (and illustrating it too!). After this poignant poem, there is a second one not nearly so (skin)Continue reading “The Skin Game”

Interview

Okay, Poetry Lovers, settle down! Welcome back to our talk show studio where we are expecting the lovely poet, Douglas Graham Wilson! (Pandemonium) (The host raps a ruler on the desk There is rapt silence) Now Now, you don’t want me to interrupt Security’s fag break, do you?! Lets give a very warm welcome toContinue reading “Interview”

Letter to my Daughter

Hello Poetry Lovers Today, I would love to share this moving and poignant piece from the wonderful poet, Trisha Broomfield who I had the pleasure of meeting up with last week at the Cranleigh Arts Centre. Not only did we have a lovely slab of orange polenta cake but so many memories of reading poetryContinue reading “Letter to my Daughter”