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#FF Poem of the Week

We love this poem, as frequenters of Poundland! It’s in the collection Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989-2014

Poundland by Simon Armitage

Came we then to the place abovementioned, 377 more words


For the love of...

Apart from reading, and reading widely, another good tip for a poet is to subscribe to some poetry journals and writing magazines, to also help keep them appraised of the latest events in the literary world.   270 more words

Week 68: Chairs

It’s a bit like The House that Jack Built. Only – blessed relief – without the sinister dog and the insipid young man of the Caldecott book that slightly haunted my childhood. 976 more words

An Afternoon with Eimear McBride

Yesterday was not my best day ever. I had a really important interview first thing in the morning and woke up with a sky high temperature, blocked nose, cactus throat and cotton wool where I usually have a brain. 894 more words


Sir Gawain and the Green Knight at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse: dry, witty and charismatic

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Simon Armitage presented his acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse this week to a rapt audience. 332 more words


Mainly About Reading, and Some Work

A quick post tonight to keep up with the challenge. I still have some work to finish, and the washing up will not take care of itself. 232 more words



I didn’t have to kill him, I have an issue you see.

I let him have it, six times with the krooklok – all with glee. 173 more words