#NaBloPoMo 22 – When Josephine Corcoran interviewed me

As we draw to the end of NaBloPoMo, I have invited Josephine Corcoran to collaborate with me on a joint-interview. … More

The most popular Lifesaving Poems of 2015

Here is a list of the most-read Lifesaving Poems during 2015:   Mary Oliver, The Journey UA Fanthorpe, Atlas Ted Hughes, … More

What you read in 2015

This blog would be nothing without its readers. Thank you to everyone who stopped by, made a comment or a … More

Guest posts and summer reading

As I did last year, I will be taking a break from uploading new posts to this blog over August. … More

Why do it?

because of the words and because of the books because of the woman in the anorak at the swimming baths … More

The most read Lifesaving Poems of 2014

Here are the most read Lifesaving Poems of 2014. For the first time I have been able to compare last … More

Aldeburgh Poetry Festival Blog Posts

Below is a collection of my blog posts for the 2014 Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. I will update it as I … More

The blogs I read (4)

Locus Scolus: The New York School of Poets is a thing of wonder and beauty. Named after a 1914 French novel by Raymond … More

The blogs I read (3)

Here are some more of my favourite blogs to read. I have put these together (I love them all) because … More