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Discovery of Simon Armitage

It was not just a random discovery though. I knew about the existence of Simon Armitage for some time, but never really got around to reading his work. 556 more words

About This Person

(A Flash Fiction Writing Session from The Safe House)

This session involves a bit of old fashioned detective work. You could imagine Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, you could be more daring and think of someone like Anthony Horowitz’s Jim Diamond,  or you could fall back on someone like Agatha Christie’s Miss Marples and think about how she might have pieced together the clues. 943 more words


Book Festival officially launched

If you have a love of books and reading then you need to cross out anything else in your diary for the week of May 31-June 7 and head to Derby, where the city’s first book festival is being staged. 389 more words


A Troubadour's Journey

Walking Home by Simon Armitage

Poet Simon Armitage is actually something of a polymath, as his writings include poetry, travel books, plays and novels as well as translations, plus TV and radio work. 554 more words

Poetry Favorites: Jill Alexander Essbaum

Who is your favorite living poet?

Dang it, I love me some Simon Armitage and H.L. Hix.


Who is your favorite dead poet?

Hm. I’ve gone through phases. 176 more words

National Poetry Month

Poetry in Public Spaces

El Romance de Agüimes by Joaquin Artiles

On Saturday night I heard a radio programme about Landscape Poetics (this link is live for 28 days as I type; it may or may not work outside the UK) in which… 320 more words

Pretzels & Bullfights

Standing & Staring with Friends

Poetry with Friends at Whitley Bay Library on Thursday just gone, April 2nd. Classic session. Regulars plus one newcomer contributed to amazing conversation and shared A grade poems. 280 more words