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Objects into poetry for dVerse

For the first time in ages, this is my response to today’s dVerse.com challenge to poeticise (!) an object. The inspiration for this is the French writer Francis Ponge. From my computer I can see a gang of long tailed … Continue reading

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Backwards and forwards in true, poetic rhythm

Looking back I realise that 2011 was the year I became a poet. I’d been writing poetry for years before, but 2011 was the year I began to believe. Now, if asked, it is what I say I am – … Continue reading

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I’m late, I’m late…

I seem to be taking life at a trot these days, not my usual stroll and amble. I think this is good, though it may catch up with me. CFS does not take kindly to increased pace! Friday night’s Toe … Continue reading

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I just have to tell somebody…

Today is a great day! I have received my first commission! Someone not only wants me to write some poems – they are willing to pay for them – that’s right – real money. If you could see me now … Continue reading

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Coming up Fast

We are working so hard to prepare for this event and to get the Anthology published in time to be available for sale on the night, that it is easy to forget how fast the time is passing. My main … Continue reading

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This and that

There are some weeks where there is just no flow and this is one of them. Lots of little ends to tie up and no major project to keep me fully engaged. Having sent of the collection of poems to … Continue reading

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In the Post

A collection of fifty four poems which has taken nearly two years to complete. A two year journey which has seen my poetry change as my attitudes have changed, as I have learned more. At some points I think a … Continue reading

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Stanza Poetry Group – Camberley area

I have just discovered that the local Stanza Poetry Group has folded because the organiser has moved out of the area. This is a great shame as the benefits of poets meeting and discussing their poetry are immense. To do … Continue reading

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There is a new movement afoot and it is Paragram!

As far as I know there are no regular ‘reading ‘ events for poetry and prose in our area – Guildford, Woking, Camberley – so a group of us have decided to test the market. We have formed a group … Continue reading

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Winchester Writers’ Conference

As usual Winchester was brilliant. I have returned with plans and targets and many new friends and contacts. I had a great 1-2-1 with Maggie Butts, who appraised some of my poems and said many kind things…I felt really good … Continue reading

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