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….”

British People in Hot Weather

Hello Poetry Lovers On Thursday 21st April, I went to the wonderful St Anne’s church in the heart of Soho to see the launch of Paul McGrane’s new collection British People in Hot Weather Set in this exquisite panelled room, the much missed Paul McGrane, formerly of the Poetry Society and the wonderful Poetry@3, launchedContinue reading “British People in Hot Weather”

Interview

Hello Poetry Lovers Yes, I know. Another treat in the talk show studio. Today our guest will be Chris the Postman Poet! (Rapturous applause. Security is called) (Chris glides down the lighted stairs effortlessly) Thank you so much for coming on the show, Chris The pleasure’s all mine. (Standing ovation. Host silences them with aContinue reading “Interview”

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”