The Other Woman

Hello Poetry Lovers The clever and wonderful poet, Trisha Broomfield has inspired us once again with a marvelous piece The Other Woman, from her collection Husbands for Breakfast. It is poignant, painful, colourful and very true. A real human situation that if we oursleves have not gone through this, we know someone who has. ThankContinue reading “The Other Woman”

Interview….!!!

Hello, Poetry Lovers! (deafening applause) Yes!! We’re back in the studio again! (the audience cheers) We have a wonderful guest on the show, so let’s give him a big welcome….. (audience go wild – security on standby)…. Heeere’s Eddie Chauncy (rapturous applause as Eddie descends the lighted stairs gracefully) Eddie, welcome to the show! (pandemoniumContinue reading “Interview….!!!”

Memory Corner

Hello Poetry Lovers I could not resist a quick memory corner with this poet, as we have an interview with him coming up very soon. Was it really 4th March 2019 that the lovely Eddie Chauncy came to read for us?! A featured poet at the Adelaide, it was an unforgettable night as Eddie blewContinue reading “Memory Corner”

The Night Before Christmas

Hello Poetry Lovers I hope your Christmas was good. Swooned over this poem by clever poet Trisha Broomfield who captures the era of our Off Licence’s, many long gone. Unbelievably, we still have one in Twickenham, standing proud with its good quality ales and ciders amongst the Costa’s and Tesco Metro’s. However, most of usContinue reading “The Night Before Christmas”

The Christmas Party..

Seasons Greetings, Poetry Lovers Nearly Christmas Eve, eh? Always the most exciting day really…. I’ve got strong childhood memories of Mum making these sausage rolls and a burnt Christmas cake. Of course I touched neither because they were vile, but the aroma of that magical night, and anticipation of Christmas day and what it promised…..Continue reading “The Christmas Party..”

Poetry advent 17

Well, Poetry Lovers, the computer has really shut me out. This is all from my phone. It seems you can’t just go to PC World (Brentford) and buy an iPad thing. You have to order it. I expected to come out that shop triumphantly holding a nice carrier bag full of expensive goods! I mean,Continue reading “Poetry advent 17”

Poetry Advent window 16

Hello Poetry Lovers I have really been looking forward to this window. We have opened number 16 to Trainspotters by Greg Freeman. A neat and moving collection published by Indigo Dreams in 2015. Tender pieces, such as in The 21.53 – an interaction between strangers on a train and the poignant A Job on theContinue reading “Poetry Advent window 16”

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”