My last night with The Poetry Lounge

Last night was my last Poetry Lounge. I’ve been putting it together for seven years, at first with the help of dear friend Deborah Alma, the Emergency Poet. But now I live in Shrewsbury, not Ludlow, and it’s time to put my efforts into the Shrewsbury Poetry scene, and time for the Poetry Lounge to step into a new era with other people at the … Continue reading My last night with The Poetry Lounge

May Maps Turn Upside Down & Lose Them

Ink-stained fingers marked the marvellous weekend I’ve just spent being The Spellwright for Ludlow Medieval Fayre. Thank you for having me! For two days I wrote spells, one after another, for everyone from 4 to 94. Do you know, in five years of Spellwrighting, no-one, no-one at all, of any age, has ever asked for money? Or riches. Or treasure. Here’s a selection! A beautiful … Continue reading May Maps Turn Upside Down & Lose Them