Working with Andrew Fusek Peters

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  Goose Eye © Andrew Fusek Peters ‘…and then the first goose rouses, behind their gate in the wall – she calls, yammers, and like fires they catch and cackle.  They wake the very stones.  They fluff their feathers, unbend their necks…’ Last week I drove up to Acton Scott on empty roads to meet photographer poet Andrew… Continue reading Working with Andrew Fusek Peters

Godmothers, Emptiness and Adventures before Breakfast

Once a month I work with a great group of young writers in Kidderminster through Writing West Midlands’ Write On! Young Writers’ Groups.  Each is led by a professional Lead Writer working with an Assistant Writer. Write On! Young Writers’ groups give young writers the opportunity to share and develop their writing in small, friendly groups. Members from Young Writers have shared their work at the Birmingham Literature Festival, Ledbury Poetry … Continue reading Godmothers, Emptiness and Adventures before Breakfast

A Poetry Workshop for a Science Festival

On Saturday I travelled up to Scotland to be Poet in Residence for the day for Dumfries & Galloway Science Festival.  This year their theme was a celebration of the work of James Clerk Maxwell, mathematical physicist and versatile polymath, who observed for the first time that electrical fields and magnetic fields can couple together to form electromagnetic waves.                 … Continue reading A Poetry Workshop for a Science Festival

‘I tickled his face/ he bumped me on the nose’: how to feed a bottle lamb

Originally posted on Poet on the Farm :
Here’s the Poetry Fence, after I’d added another ten poems sent to me over the weekend.  It does look rather beautiful. Then I followed Rob, the bailiff, on his rounds, and learned how the brick farmyard at Acton Scott was built purposely in the late 18th century as a model farm.  I waved a wooden flail to appreciate,… Continue reading ‘I tickled his face/ he bumped me on the nose’: how to feed a bottle lamb