Archive for the 'About Poetry' Category

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.

Attacks on Identity

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

The Maze Festival event was amazing, there were fab stories and I have got photos…. but… whilst getting out of our van and into the venue I was verbally insulted as was my daughter and then whilst we were in the venue our van was smeared in human poo. I am very upset about this […]

Happy New Me?

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Last year was a bit of a nightmare but somehow I still managed to produce zines and stuff for books and that is what I plan for this year! So I have all the Inktober work which turns out to be a visual poem on identity – the head bang has left me unsure of […]

Ink-Tober

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

I hit my head and recovery has been hard, I am struggling with drawing and writing. But I went to the local comic book meet up and found out about a drawing challenge Ink-tober where you draw each day. I shall attempt it. Writing I do at the moment is speech so this will be […]

Month of Poetry Done and Dusted

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Well I have created the roughs and now have to make them good! I’m still working on the typing up and stuff each day but the main premise of the writing challenge is done! This is one of the reasons I love writing challenges, as they really help me get all that poetry out of […]

Procrastination… Good?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Most people think of procrastination as a bad thing. They see it as not bothering to do the work at hand or going of into a day dream etc… however recently I have found that procrastination is a good thing. I think that some jobs actually require you to procrastinate, forcing yourself to try and […]

Books, e-readers, Libraries and the Cost of Books

Monday, August 18th, 2014

In our house we have a library, one room that is mainly devoted to books and reading and writing. We were very excited that we could do this – there are six floor to ceiling book shelves, a desk, filing cabinet and stationary cupboard with printers and scanners and shredders on top and finally the […]