I’m Shropshire’s Poet for National Poetry Day!

A few weeks ago, I opened an email from the BBC with curiosity, and found I was invited to become Shropshire’s Local Poet for National Poetry Day. Each year BBC Local Radio teams up with (it says) carefully chosen poets to create shiny new poems for broadcast on National Poetry Day. This year the aim is to challenge stereotypes and celebrate the delights of the … Continue reading I’m Shropshire’s Poet for National Poetry Day!

Lyrics, Leaves & Lives – a new audio trail at Queenswood

This morning I drove down to Queenswood Country Park & Arboretum for the official launch of Lyrics, Leaves & Lives audio trail.  I’ve contributed two poems to this, In Holm Wood and a brock geology, and the whole project was developed in partnership with Ledbury Poetry Festival.  It was the first of May, green and soft and slightly drizzling.  Queenswood Heritage Gateway Project Officer, Rose … Continue reading Lyrics, Leaves & Lives – a new audio trail at Queenswood