The Slaggs Cafe’s first review

Hello PL’s We are most honoured to have our first review of the Slagg’s Cafe. This is thanks to the lovely poet, Sharron Green. Herself a big frequenter of this desirable ‘In’ place. Not the most favourable of reviews, but you’ll find there is a backlash of The Slagg’s most loyal customers. There is toContinue reading “The Slaggs Cafe’s first review”

Mrs Slagg’s Poetry Hour

Trisha Broomfield 2021 So lovely, Trisha. You blew the Slagg’s away with that one. Now, here is Anne’s beautiful haiku piece – Cycling teenagers Pedal-pushing in the square High on cloud nine. Anne Warrington 2021 Weren’t they both fabulous ?! I’m sure both poets passed that audition with flying colours! Mrs Slagg will get onContinue reading “Mrs Slagg’s Poetry Hour”

Dobby does Nonet

Hello Poetry Lovers, After Dobby’s miserable encounter with Keats, I’ve persuaded her to write a nonet poem for Mrs Slagg. In return for (canned) sardines at the back of her pantry Anyway, read on – it’s untitled Give me food, preferably sardines No, I’m not going to ask nicely! I want that fish right away!Continue reading “Dobby does Nonet”

Wardrobe III

Well, another of our lovely Poetry Lovers has accepted my Poetry Wardrobe challenge – the wonderful and enigmatic Ray Pool Or Ray of the Pools as our mutual friend Donall Dempsey would say. You may also recall that I had the pleasure of interviewing Ray on my talk show last year. One I will cherish.Continue reading “Wardrobe III”

The Slagg’s Cafe

Hello Poetry Lovers. Welcome to the Slagg’s Cafe – our new regular feature. As you can see from the picture above, there are already poetry readings featured at this classy establishment. Plus a bone fide home-cooked menu: Watery own-brand instant coffee. Slab of meat pie (meal deal). Tea with three sugars. Verbal abuse from MrsContinue reading “The Slagg’s Cafe”

Interview!!

Welcome to the show, everybody! We’re back at the Talk Show studio! (rapturous applause. Security on alert) Now calm down, Poetry Lovers, we don’t want to frighten off our esteemed guest – the amazing Mark Chamberlain … (pandemonium – the house virtually comes down) (the host bangs a ruler on the desk – there isContinue reading “Interview!!”

Heart and Wardrobe

Hello PL’s, Now, I’ve had two challenges for my heart and wardrobe themes, and they’re both such good poems……. The first is the Heart affair, Sharron Green has offered up a super piece of her having the heart of a butterfly. It’s so beautiful – do read on… My Heart would be a Butterfly MyContinue reading “Heart and Wardrobe”

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”