Hello Poetry Lovers This is to tell you that Cry Freedom will be at Hampton Hill Theatre on Sunday 4th June. Directed by Anne Warrington and Ken Mason, with strong poetry, this promises to be a great production. This is the rehearsal from yesterday at the White House. Many great performers are working hard, includingContinue reading “Cry Freedom”
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Surrey New Writer’s Festival
Hello Poetry Lovers On a sweltering Saturday, I went to the Surrey New Writer’s Festival at the University of Surrey. What an enriching day that was … While my friend Trisha was in the How to Make a Living as an Author class, I was establishing the two vital points of the day – theContinue reading “Surrey New Writer’s Festival”
The H Word….
Hello Poetry Lovers This week, we give another nod to lovely poet and tutor Sue Burge who feeds me a poetry gym keyword every week. I would thoroughly recommend it. A very recent task was to make a poem using the word H. This particular letter has a distinct sound as you draw breath toContinue reading “The H Word….”
Hello Poetry Lovers Now I love writing about housework, I have no idea why. I’m not an avid follower of this practice. (Sneezes from the dust). I mean, my dollshouse is immaculate, not a hair out of place but a 1:1 home …. Well…. The lovely talented poet Trisha Broomfield has given us a sharpContinue reading “Domestic Corner…”
More Cat Action…..
Hello Poetry Lovers Yes, we’re back to my favourite subject – Cats. Clever and talented poet Trisha Broomfield has written a beautiful nonet and tanka on our feline pals, and put over their personality with skill. Thank you so much, Trisha. Please keep them coming. Read on to enjoy these clever pieces ; Cat NonetContinue reading “More Cat Action…..”
Hello Poetry Lovers Today we look at the Blackout poem. Thanks to a prompt from Surrey New Writers Festival, I took on this daunting task. For the uninitiated, you have to find an article or piece of about 500 words, and select 30 to 40 words Like so, as they used to say on theContinue reading “Blackout Poem”
Introducing The Booming Lovelies
Hello Poetry Lovers Well I said there was some exciting news and here it is. I cannot believe we are doing this wonderful venture at the Guildford Fringe Festival this year. However, it is all confirmed, booked, decided and I still keep pinching myself (ouch!). Upstairs at The Keep Pub – opposite Guildford Castle –Continue reading “Introducing The Booming Lovelies”
Hello Poetry Lovers How could I not write about seasons during this turbulent weather?! Glimpses of sun and warmth filtering through vicious wind and chill. So I selected the verse that used to be on the back of exercise books. There are two versions but I chose this one because it was longer. Now, weContinue reading “Seasons…..”
Hello Poetry Lovers Do you remember The News of the World, that old Sunday staple? Well, this following poem is not dissimilar to one of their scandalous headlines! Our cub reporter was there in person, readers, and brought us all the scandal of this poetry party and their lewd behaviour! Such an expose! Read onContinue reading “Scandal….”
Party of the Year….
Poetry Party Well Hello, Poetry Lovers I’m afraid this post is by invitation only, and NO trainers beyond this point! This is the party event of the year. I was just reading about Truman Capote’s Black & White Ball in ‘66 which was the triumphant event of the season! Well, not anymore, Mr Capote! EatContinue reading “Party of the Year….”