This is the amazing knitted poem currently on display in Cheltenham Waterstones, it was knitted for the Cheltenham Poetry Festival by the local knitting groups as part of an initiative set up by Centre Arts. The poem is John Hegley’s The Price of Art in Luton as found in his collection Dog.
I believe the poem is being auctioned off at the end of the festival (28th Feb 2013).
So I have been learning the guitar for the last couple of years and I am in love with the series Firefly and it’s theme tune The Ballad of Serenity. The series is basically a space western type thingy. I’ve made my own version of the song – it’s sort of come out sounding PJ Harvey-esk :/
I am currently in the middle of trying to make a booklet for a physical run of the Ballads of the Scientifica – a collection of poems about science, plus one story and a song. When I initially released it free last year it only had ten poems but that number has grown a bit so I feel there is enough to warent a physical CD.
I am also re-recording some of it as it was done in quiet a rush.
The reason for this was that I did it for Science and Engineering week which I didn’t find out about until it was almost upon us!
This event is coming up once again and I have put together an exhibition of Science-Art which will be up in Centre-Arts in Cheltenham from the 15-23 March.
It is obviously mostly visual but there is a sound panel with sounds from ESA and Bristol University and sundry others. There is a poem by Marcus Moore done for the Wetlands Trust and copies of my award winning Celestial Montage poem and picture mix. The sloan digital sky serve and Galaxy Zoo have provided the means to write in galaxies and so on!
It is all very exciting and you will no doubt be hearing more on it.
Another February gone and a note book full of poems it has wrought. I have a lot of editing a head of me as I always do after such writing challenges.
I want to let the poems I’ve not popped on here (of which there are alot from various workshops and writing meet-ups I went too/organised, mature. I like to leave poems to ‘cook’ for awhile – I mentioned this too another writer earlier in the month and she has been quoting me throughout the social networks
My poetry focus for March is going to be The Little Book of Easter Poetry which I made into an audio book last year – I might re-record some bits and turn it into a download as well as getting a physical copy for people to be able to buy etc… But more on that later (hopefully).
So my poetry pen is now down until April for NaPoWriMo – unless something amazing spikes my poetry gland
A gem, telling of treasures forgotten
A life of adventure and struggles
Gilded in dust of seasons past
Memories caress, loves and hates
Darkening to a none existant mist
A fading time in mouldering draps
Cobwebs obscure the light
As part of a New Years creative challenge I said I would send something I had created to the first 5 people who commented with the idea that they would do the same
The first piece I have handed over is a Inspira Jar – a concept I sort of dreamed up whilst working out writing exercises. The idea is that you decorate a jar and then through out the year fill it with those odd ideas or phrases or inspirational things you come across. At the end of the year you have a good collection of things to start writing, drawing, creating with.
This one was made specifically with a student writer in mind
Passion and Adventure
Self publish with confidence
lucrative novel deal after blog
Sci-fi writers of the future
And another thing…