‘Roman hens of Dorking/ those blue hills/ and Charlie’

Originally posted on Poet on the Farm :
Today over 40 poets and lovely attentive audience members turned up on a hot, humid afternoon to take part in ‘Poems for the Farm’.  It was the culmination of my three month residency at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm – and it was great!  Some 20 poets came along to read, and they generously read  work too from… Continue reading ‘Roman hens of Dorking/ those blue hills/ and Charlie’

‘this netted house’: a bit of an experiment

My artist friend Emily Wilkinson told me about a derelict cottage she’d found on Lewis that was entirely covered in fishing nets.  She showed me a short film she’d taken of it.  The wind rose out of the film, and the house seemed hauled ashore. I wrote a poem, and delightfully, marvellous Earthlines magazine has published my poem and Emily’s still.   We also experimented, … Continue reading ‘this netted house’: a bit of an experiment