Archive for the 'About Poetry' Category

Art That Needs To Be…

Friday, September 15th, 2017

As I write this there is about 60hrs left on the Gloucester Poetry Societies Kickstarter for their first ever poetry book Poetry Without Pretension. It is a beautiful book full of not just poems but art works and write ups on the poets that have helped create it. The visuals are amazing and are part […]

Mab Jones

Friday, July 28th, 2017

If you want a wonderfully plan speaking and word smyth then you can not get much better than Mab Jones with poems about pubic hair in the shape of welsh castles to in depth translations and re-tellings of the ancient Welsh Ballads. Having performed with Mab multiple times she has never failed to have the […]

Angie Belcher

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Angie Belcher is a stand up poet meaning she exists in the gap between poets and comedians – not only does she write comic verse but she performs it, creates personas resulting in sketches and whole shows. I have watched her acts getting funnier and funnier over the last few years culminating in Odious Vexed […]

Dan Holloway

Friday, July 14th, 2017

I first met Dan on the internet… not as dodgy as it sounds honest! He has been involved in various writing collectives and art exhibitions and found me on twitter and encouraged me to take part and take part I did including being part of the Oxford International Womens Festival and the Higgs Boson Anthology. […]

Dreadlock Alien

Friday, July 7th, 2017

When I first started running poetry workshops I did a series of workshops in schools – they were “rough” schools or impoverished or had “challenging behaviour”. There was a grant which was just as well as I would not have been able to get to the schools to run the workshops without the money as […]

Button Poetry

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

I’ve been meaning to point these guys out for a while – Button Poetry youtube channel is amazing and well worth a watch! https://www.youtube.com/user/ButtonPoetry

Spoz

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Awesome poet Spoz – check him out He once described me as the “Cadbury Rapper” but the least said about that the better 😀

Salena Godden

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

A few years back I came across the poet Salena Godden, I believe the point at which she locked into my brain as someone to listen/read was a poem about tit being more or less feminist than each other the poem kept being taken down off of the various sharing platforms and I was tagged […]

Christmas and Winter and Poetry and Stuff

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

It is pretty much mid winter here in the northern hemisphere, we are shrouded in darkness for most of the day with murky reprieves. I’ve been writing a little bit here and a little bit there, Christmas tends to bring out two types of poetry in me – kids and dark introspective stuff. This is […]

A Poem for Refugees

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Cate Blanchett and co created this heart hurting (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/13/cate-blanchett-leads-celebrities-in-un-video-poem-for-refugees?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_b-gdnnews#comment-83148764) to highlight the plight of refugees. The poem is hard hitting with a panic inducing rhythm.