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Autumn Songs

Poetry with Friends at The Mission returned on Tuesday of this week. Thank goodness! We’ve missed both high and low brow banter, our poetic chums and the poetry over the summer. 237 more words



Kes Theatre Company, The Spaces On The Mile, Edinburgh

The streets of the East End are under threat from a dreadful new scourge… that most devious and all-encompassing of drugs… onions! 304 more words


Recommended Link: Lemn Sissay, foster child, poet and university chancellor

There are two trends in current culture. One is exemplified in the sad situation described in the post from this morning. Such traumatic events suggest we are on a downward spiral of exploitation and injustice.   606 more words

Civilisation Building


The Adoption Papers by Jackie Kay
Bloodaxe Books (ebook), 2011
64 Pages

Scottish Poetry Library

Amazon (UK)

I borrowed this from my library and read it on my Kobo. 308 more words


Northumberland, London, Forensics & Short Stories

My 26 mile challenge walk has been and gone and with only minor muscle aches I feel a great sense of achievement. The weather was spectacular and nowhere on earth beats the view on a sunny day as you walk up the hill to Low Newton and see Embleton Bay stretched out in front of you and the haunting ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle in the distance. 621 more words

Polari Literary Salon - Aye Write Festival, Thursday 23 April 2015

The Polari literary salon has been running since 2007, based in London (there’s a monthly salon at the Southbank Centre) and more recently on a tour in England. 406 more words

Aye Write


As promised, here are the revision notes for the Jackie Kay poems.

Full notes and example questions aplenty. Lots to keep you busy and happy. Remember, at this stage, you really should be reading all the poems at least ONCE A DAY. 89 more words