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

To my fearless guest bloggers

One of the great joys of writing this blog in the last year has been to invite some of my … 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

Guest blog post: Hands like these, by Beverly Rycroft

This is the first in a series of guest blog posts by writers I admire. Having enjoyed speaking and reading … More

Poetry highlights of 2014

  I have so much to be grateful for in 2014. The year began in one of my temporary fits … More

Why we need Aldeburgh

Dan O’Brien began by saying he wasn’t really a poet, but a ‘moonlighting playwright’. Selima Hill took out her glasses, … More

Mostly all the time nearly everything

Everyone who enters the stage begins by saying thank you * That silence * Mostly nearly all the time * … More