Archive for the 'About Poetry' Category

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 […]

Tamil Love Poetry

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

My friend sent me a link to some Tamil love poetry

Science-Art and Tech Poetry

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

A large chunk of the poetry that I write is science or technology related, this started off as a personal interest thing but has been growing and I now have enough poems that I want to start putting them together into collections I scour publications such as New Scientist and Astronomy Now and various videos […]

Rejections, Nice Rejections and Acceptance

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

We all get rejections, it is however a harsh thing when you get your first, even worse when you do not hear anything and you are wondering how long you should be waiting, hoping, fearing… They say older poets and researchers tend to get more things published and more grants and funding but when you […]

Haiku

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

I’ve never written a haiku but there was a competition to win a signed book by a man called Becket who I came across via Anne Rice. So I wrote the below poem, I didn’t win but everyone seemed to like the Haiku – it is not the traditional form but does count as a […]