The Poetry Lounge hosts John Hegley and Ian McEwen

I’m so thrilled to be hosting two wonderful poets at The Poetry Lounge in September!  The Sitting Room at The Blue Boar is a wonderful poetry venue, combining that challenge of a quiet, quirky space – with ready access to a bar…  Tickets have to be limited, this will be an intimate reading – so if you want one, or lots, rush to The Blue … Continue reading The Poetry Lounge hosts John Hegley and Ian McEwen

‘The Crow House’ at Ludlow Library

I just spent a wonderful morning with ten creative kids and two taxidermied crows. We read extracts from ‘The Crow House’, invented ways for household objects to transport innocents to other times and places, told stories, inspected the lovely dangerous crows, drew them and wrote about them.  Thank you Iran Morris and Ludlow Library! Continue reading ‘The Crow House’ at Ludlow Library

How we returned the wheelbarrow #LittleMuseumofLudlow

All good things must come to an end: Kate Morgan-Clare and I packed up the last of The Little Museum of Ludlow yesterday, returning lent objects to their owners, and gathering into the fabulous wheelbarrow (I love that wheelbarrow, unacquisitively) a selection of our found objects to return them to the town… And then we pushed it back across Ludlow, from Ludlow Library, along Tower … Continue reading How we returned the wheelbarrow #LittleMuseumofLudlow

The Little Museum of Ludlow: wheelbarrow & wood bust

For a fortnight The Little Museum of Ludlow (part of Ludlow Fringe) has welcomed in a strange and marvellous collection of objects, lent to us by the public, and scavenged from around the town by artists from London-based Paradox of Order and more locally, from Hereford College of Art, plus poets Martin Evans and myself. Here’s my poem about the hardwood bust, lent by a Ludlow resident. Head … Continue reading The Little Museum of Ludlow: wheelbarrow & wood bust

‘Eglwyseg Day’ published on The Clearing

I’m hugely pleased to have my poem ‘Eglwyseg Day’ published on The Clearing.  The Clearing is an online magazine published by Little Toller Books that offers writers and artists a dedicated space in which to explore and celebrate the landscapes we live in.  I’m very proud to be in the company of writers and poets like Katrina Porteous, Tim Dee, Paul Kingsnorth, Nick Groom, Ken Worpole, Lucy Wood, Robert Crawford, … Continue reading ‘Eglwyseg Day’ published on The Clearing