‘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

Poems for the Farm – a Last Hurrah!

Everyone is invited to Poems for the Farm to celebrate the conclusion of Acton Scott’s 2014 Poet in Residence project with Jean Atkin (supported by Arts Council England and Shropshire Council).  Poems for the Farm is on Saturday 19 July at 3pm at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm SY6 6QN. Poets who contributed to the project will also be reading, plus a chance to see some of Andrew Fusek Peters‘ beautiful … Continue reading Poems for the Farm – a Last Hurrah!