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Revisiting Poetry

In one of the poetry groups that I follow on Facebook, a fellow member made a comment that poetry is best read out aloud or listened to, especially when the poets read from their own work. 241 more words


A Vision

A Vision

Simon Armitage

The future was a beautiful place, once.
Remember the full-blown balsa-wood town
on public display in the Civic Hall.
The ring-bound sketches, artists’ impressions, 139 more words


An Archipelago of Poetry

I have a theory of festivals, copyright to me, so don’t steal it,” said Eleanor Livingstone—our Festival Director—the other night at dinner. (No points for guessing what I’m about to write about.) 463 more words

Today I have finally sat down and written some words to contribute to the ten-thousand that I need to make up my completed dissertation. I’ve written four-hundred and seventy-five so far, which is nice due to it being a lovely round number, but they’re not very good. 638 more words


New poetry season on the BBC

Last month author Robert Harris criticised the BBC for its lack of dedicated programming for books.

The BBC has now announced that a season of poetry-focused programmes to be screened on BBC4 . 189 more words


A Poem a Week. #5 Homecoming, Simon Armitage, 1989.

Think, two things on their own and both at once.
The first, that exercise in trust, where those in front
stand with their arms spread wide and free-fall… 190 more words

Feeding the souls of man and dog!

A most fabulous idea of sharing poetry in the wild.

One of the great advantages of having a dog, or nine, is that there are endless opportunities to go walking with them. 674 more words