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”

Poetry Advent Calender – window 13

Hello Poetry Lovers, Welcome to window 13 – And what can I say about this great collection called Boring The Arse Off Young People by the wonderful Martin Figura. Published by Nasty Little Press in 2010, this is the first poetry book I ever bought. And off the great man himself! At the Roundhouse IContinue reading “Poetry Advent Calender – window 13”

Poetry Advent Calender – window 12

Hello Poetry Lovers! Window 12! Everything was wiped away from my laptop but we may just make it to the end……. And what can I say about this poet? And Family Values? When I saw Wendy Cope at The Richmond Literature Festival in 2016, poetry was a new door for me then and I’d onlyContinue reading “Poetry Advent Calender – window 12”

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”

Advent Calender – window 5…

Hello Poetry Lovers, Window 5 eh? It’s moving along! And I’m so glad to feature Tales of the Unaccepted by the wonderful Ray Pool. What can I say?! Witty, quirky with a unique voice, I have been enjoying young Ray’s poems for a couple of years. I was thrilled to get my mitts on thisContinue reading “Advent Calender – window 5…”

Advent Calender – Window 4

Hello Poetry Lovers, welcome back to day 4 of the poetry advent calender. Now, the previous two windows I knew very well, but we are back to a collection I don’t know at all. In fact, I’m going to be deeply honest with you, I have no idea how this book even came into myContinue reading “Advent Calender – Window 4”

Advent Calender – Window 2

Hello Poetry Lovers Welcome to Window 2 – now here’s where the fun really begins. Yesterday, I opened up a poet I completely didn’t know and today… A poet I know very well, and adore his work. I’ve had the privilege of seeing the lovely Matthew Paul perform at Woking and The Troubadour, and IContinue reading “Advent Calender – Window 2”

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…”

Interview….!

Starring Sharron Green…… Hello Poetry Lovers! And welcome back to the Talk Show. (rapturous applause) Yes, it’s been a while I know, but absolutely worth waiting for! I am so proud to introduce our lovely and esteemed guest for today – Sharron Green (standing ovation – security on standby) (the lovely Sharron Green wafts gracefullyContinue reading “Interview….!”