Archive for the 'A Stranger Dream' Category

Poem A Day Challenges

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Each year I have three standard Poem a Day challenges, these are Month of Poetry in January, World Poetry Writing Month in February which I run and National Poetry Writing Month in April. This writing challenges really help me focus and write down all the stuff that buzzes around my head. I then spend the […]

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 […]

Saffron Waldon Maze Festival

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Not quiet poetry but it is related honest! So Saffron Waldon has a Maze Festival and on the 19th of August they are having an opening event called “I Got Lost” at the football club. I am going to be telling a story about getting lost – I will give you a clue it is […]

Signing Books

Friday, August 12th, 2016

I take too long to sign books! This is a photo of me during the launch day signing the books – these were special ones to be fair and I was going over board on decorating them – as in the “signature” was pretty much a page spread, hand drawn and personalised! But I like […]

A Stranger Dream Audio

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Within and Without by Salaric I recorded a sound track to go with my non-linear poem on identity Love: A Stranger Dream.

Keyrings

Monday, August 1st, 2016

I’ve been making key rings using the art work out of my visual poetry colouring book Love: A Stranger Dream.

Events and Other

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Well it has been a busy summer already and we are only about half way through! I’ve just finished my main festival rounds but still have a couple to go! Events: 16-17 July – Horoscope Life and Ecstasy – performance 19th-21st Aug Maze Festival – performance 27-28 August – The Grand Mock-Tales and Creativity Tea […]

Slams and Other News

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Tonight Friday 13th I will be performing in the Cheltenham Poetry Festivals Slam – Slam Burger. I will be swearing on stage, in a poem, this is actually an incredibly hard thing for me to do… I can just see all the little old ladies from the church of my youth frowning at me in […]

A Stranger Dream – Virtual Launch Party

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

This weekend (22-24 April 2016) there will be a virtual launch party for my non-linear visual poetry colouring in book A Stranger Dream. It is a stark book, a book of hate and isolation, a book of hope and love. The images tackle the thorny issues of self-identity and the pain of isolation and ostracism, […]

Making A Stranger Dream Comb Bound

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

People have been asking about the comb bound booklets and zines – I am very lucky in that I have been given an old laser printer so I’ve scanned the pictures I drew and inked and cleaned them up digitally and printed them. I’ve also been given a comb binder so I went out and […]