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Caution: A cup of tea can lead to poetry

Here’s the poem

and here’s the real life cuppa and situation which inspired its writing:

(the end of this video also includes her referring to a poem she didn’t like and made her own poem in response to.   10 more words

Interesting Things #2

It’s been a while since my last Interesting Things post, not sure why – life gets in the way! – but here are the things that I find… 338 more words


Poetry & Performance

Last night I went to see Hollie McNish who was speaking as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival. I was blown away. Not only by her choice of words but also by her bravery in speaking the unspeakable especially surrounding being a mother. 226 more words

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Sunday Poem - Linda Gregerson

It is glorious sunshine today here, though half of the garden is already in shadow, now that it is mid-afternoon. The hawthorn tree is still covered in red berries, and at the bottom of the garden, the laurel bushes that we chopped down two years ago have grown back to chest height. 1,236 more words

"Embarrassed" - British Poet, Hollie McNish, delivers a rhymed and reasoned defense of breastfeeding in public

“Born in Reading to Glaswegian parents, Hollie studied French and German at King’s College, Cambridge, before earning a master’s degree in Development Economics.Hollie won the UK Slam Poetry Competition in 2009 and went on to finish 3rd in the global Slam Du Monde contest. 843 more words