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Watch the best of our Bolton poetry festival - Live from Worktown 2015

So after all the stressful planning, the filming and the late nights, the second Live from Worktown festival of the spoken word is over. Well I say over, you can still buy copies of our accompanying poetry anthology with contributions from all over the UK and beyond, not to mention a long overdue reissue of Hovis Presley’s bestselling collection “Poetic Off-License”. 307 more words


Brian Patten and John Hegley are coming to Live from Worktown

Live from Worktown 2015 has begun, with three well received social events, including the launch of the Anthology, an evening with Flapjack Press and a debate on which famous poet to throw out of a balloon. 214 more words


And Nothing Is Ever As You Want It To Be

This poem by Brian Patten would make it into my personal anthology.

You lose your love for her and then
It is her who is lost, 177 more words


Sometimes it Happens

Brian Patten continues to be one of my favourite poets.  His ability to crystallise thoughts is wonderful and, of course, he speaks to me.  These are the two essential aspects of a poet’s role, in my opinion. 180 more words


This stupid little street. It's the middle of the world.

“Liverpool I love your hornyhanded tons of soil” – ‘Liverpool Poems’, Adrian Henri

I’ve been kind of annoyed with myself recently. I have known for ages that the next post I wanted to make for this blog would be about Russell T. 1,500 more words


Book review: Can I Come Too?, by Brian Patten and Nicola Bayley

Patten, Brian and Nicola Bayley. Can I come too? Peachtree, 2013. unp. $16.95 ISBN:978-1-56145-796-0 Gr. 2+. P8Q9

This beautifully illustrated book done in colored pencil on cartridge paper will appeal to all who read it. 85 more words

Book Reviews

Can I Come Too?

We came across this book at a recent family trip to the library, and it instantly caught my eye as the title, “Can I Come Too?” is proving to be a recurring refrain in our house these days.   387 more words

Beautiful Artwork