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!

New Troubadour Poems from Clenchers Mill

In late May, as part of the Troubadour of the Hills project, I led a workshop day based at Clenchers Mill, near Eastnor, under the west side of the Malverns. A dozen wonderfully enthusiastic poets arrived. Together we wrote poems for the mill, and I’m really pleased to publish the ones that have been submitted to me in the weeks since the workshop – start … Continue reading New Troubadour Poems from Clenchers Mill