Archive for the 'About Poetry' Category

Pi Poetry

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Having discovered the concept of Pi poems from @iBecket I’m being all excited about writing a really long one! Pi poems or piems are where you make each line of the poem as long as the digits in the mathematical constant pi. This is mention in text books etc… simple as a way to memorise […]

Pan Dumb Moan I Am

Monday, October 12th, 2020

This year has not been what I thought it would be – that is often the case but this year more so than normal and this time not just for me. Global events have shaken all our lives to a greater or lesser extent. This upheaval has cost many their lives and upended others, I […]

Vision – National Poetry Day 2020

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

National Poetry Day is a day of celebrating and taking part in all things poetry, this year it is on the 1st of October 2020 and there are lots and lots of virtual events taking place, readings, write-ins and so on. This years National Poetry Day is a little different to previous years where I’ve […]


Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

I Am An Ammonite is a poem written by Marcus Moore as part of the Cotswold Water Park Trust. I feel very lucky that a few years ago they all said yes to me illustrating it and placing it in the Science-Art Exhibition at Centre Arts in Cheltenham. The poem is on canvas and I […]

World Poetry Day 2018

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Today is World Poetry Day – poetry is something that crops up in all cultures and spans the depths of time. Here is what the United Nations have to say about it – this date was designated World Poetry Day in 1999 sadly I think I only really found out about it a few years […]

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 […]