A poem for Shropshire #NationalPoetryDay

I’m very excited about Thursday, when all this year’s new BBC Local poems for National Poetry Day will be revealed! It’s been such an honour to write the poem for Shropshire, my adopted county. This morning I went off to Dawley with Genevieve Tudor from BBC Radio Shropshire. There’s a good reason for going to Dawley, but the actual poem is still embargoed until 3rd … Continue reading A poem for Shropshire #NationalPoetryDay

Exhibition Poet in Residence

I’m so pleased to be Poet in Residence for the #ScaffoldsofNature exhibition this October. It’s in Participate Contemporary Artspace, a community interest company which offers artists studio space alongside a contemporary art exhibition space in central Shrewsbury. I’ll be spending time in Participate doing some writing of my own – but I’ll also be leading a poetry workshop on Friday 11 October which will take its inspiration … Continue reading Exhibition Poet in Residence