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Walking and Writing

In an opening which set the tone for a quirky and amusing Edinburgh Book Festival event, the mellifluous RP tones of Jamie Jauncey asked poet Simon Armitage: … 774 more words

'Paper Aeroplane' by Simon Armitage

Being that ‘Paper Aeroplane’ is the titular poem to Armitage’s much awaited lifetime collection, there has been a lot of anticipation surrounding it. In his dazzling career, Armitage has managed to shape contemporary poetry with his lyrical, wry, and often heartbreaking poems. 751 more words


The Fox

The Fox

Standing its ground on the hill, as if it could hide
in its own stars, low down in the west of the sky. 56 more words


Drinking For England (1998) [Review]

Unable to muster up the strength due to illness to get over to the Curzon at Bloomsbury for the Brian Hill retrospective, I had to settle for viewing the excellent ‘Drinking for England’ in the comfort of my own home courtesy of cinematographer Tony Coldwell and his… 560 more words


Tychy@ the Fringe: Eclipse/Parlour Games.

By sheer coincidence rather than through any coordinated reviewing, the two plays that I saw today have both selected as their theme that of children’s games. 924 more words

Fringe Review

Port Eliot literary festival

Just spent the weekend at Port Eliot literary festival near St Germans in Cornwall.

Lots of interesting talks and music but I discovered a single theme which connected with my London trip a few weeks ago. 624 more words

Sculpture Project

#PoetryPromise August: Let me put it this way by Simon Armitage

#PoetryPromise is coordinated through Poetry by Heart with the aim of promoting and spreading the love of poetry. My #PoetryPromise for 2015 is to share a favourite poem of mine every month through my blog. 134 more words