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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

Our Meeting on March 24th 2015

This was the last meeting before Easter and the theme was ‘Heavens Above’ which prompted poems on planets, stars, clouds, night and heaven itself. Wordsworth and Gerard Manley Hopkins were well-represented, as was William Blake and we were treated to spirited readings of ‘Twinkle, twinkle Little Star’ and John Agard’s ‘Coffee In Heaven.’ Other poets visited were Maura Dooley, Penelope Shuttle. 43 more words

Shortlands Poetry Circle

Books we have been reading

April 1, 2015

Books we have been reading:

 Long Life by Mary Oliver

This is a short book with large concerns about constancy and habit. Across poems and essays, Oliver relates the rewards she has received from her routines of walking and noticing the behaviors and patterns of life around her in Provincetown, Massachusetts. 369 more words