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There's been a bit of a spat in the poetry world...

On one side of the argument is Rebecca Watts, (whose website can be visited at http://www.rerebeccawatts.weebly.com) and on the other is Ted Hughes Poetry Prize-winner, Holly McNish. 885 more words

Elitism In Poetry

Bringing up Boys

As International Woman’s day passes, I am thinking about what the experience of being a male in this world is like right now. My son asked me is there a Men’s day? 296 more words

Hollie Mcnish

Article for Sabotage Reviews: "What Cult?"

Hello everyone! If you follow poetry in the UK, you’ll probably be aware of an article that was published by PN Review in January entitled… 137 more words

Performance Poetry

ONE: Escape to the country(ish)

Hi! For anyone who read my previous blog you’ll notice I wasn’t imaginative enough to come up with one that has a different name and I have switched over to WordPress. 949 more words


#LetsDoThisKids 6 - To Be A Mentor

This week, I did some catching up with The (always brilliant) Verb (BBC R3) and came across their ‘How do you choose a mentor?’ discussion (Dec 1, 2017, with the inimitable poet Hollie McNish, … 339 more words

I mention Rupi Kaur in an attempt at getting more followers

I refer to it less, but this ongoing Parlando Project actually causes me to spend more time with music—composing, playing, recording, and mixing it—than with the words. 928 more words


Honest, soft spoken knicker-untwisting: I should probably say something about this whole Hollie McNish debacle, because I can.

(Hollie McNish, disagreeing with me.)

I have always maintained that some of the best insights you can hear in any field often comes from the person two-weeks into their endeavours rather than a person who has been doing it twenty years. 2,250 more words

Spoken Word