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Andrew Motion

It’s 10 pm and I am just back from an evening at The Brewery Arts Centre where I have been listening to Andrew Motion read excerpts from Essex Clay, published this year by Faber & Faber. 377 more words




Soon my father will lose his wedding ring
but before that happens we take the path
along the cliff-edge past the sign that says… 291 more words


Unknown becomes known: discovering new poets, new poems

A key aim of the No One You Know anthology, which I am editing with my dear friend and fellow poet Anthony Wilson, is to introduce readers to poems that are… 690 more words

That Awkward Second Album

Well, I’m a published  poet …..thanks to Valley Press …..I’ve had the launch….and I’m  only 16,893  in the Amazon poetry charts…not that I check them every morning…perish the thought.   263 more words

Poetry, Comment, Discussion- Come On In !

Lumen Poetry Series, Tuesday 20th February 2018

Patron: Andrew Motion

Ruth O’Callaghan Presents:


David Olson

Myra Schneider

and featured guest poet: Nick Aldridge

Poets from the floor are very welcome. Please bring along a copy of the poem if you wish to be considered for the next anthology and to be considered as the featured poet at the next event. 41 more words


Adapting the Classics: Sequels and Modern Retellings

It’s the final day of 2017, and I bet you thought my reviews were done for the year. As it turns out, I had time over the long holiday break to read not one but two final books! 1,339 more words