A Schoolday of Poetry and Staring at Things

Last week I enjoyed a wonderful day making poems with just over 80 young people at Sibford School in Oxfordshire.  An independent Quaker school, Sibford was so welcoming, and so supportive, that I came away exhilarated (before falling suddenly asleep on a sofa mid-evening…) A stripe with no explanation A splash of colour. A ride for many different creatures. A centre like gold. The place bees … Continue reading A Schoolday of Poetry and Staring at Things

A project revisited: ‘Viewpoint Voices’ gets published

Just over a year ago I completed a long project in Dumfries and Galloway called ‘Viewpoint Voices’, in association with the National Scenic Areas (NSAs) of the Solway Firth.  I worked with NSA officer Anna Johnson to locate many different groups of people, of all ages and backgrounds.  Then we took them out to the six NSA viewpoints along this gloriously beautiful coast. The youngest … Continue reading A project revisited: ‘Viewpoint Voices’ gets published