Book Launch & a Basket of Chicks

This week saw the official launch party for my second collection, How Time is in Fields, alongside new collections from Roger Garfitt and Adam Horovitz. The venue was Acton Scott Historic Working Farm in deepest, greenest Shropshire. We were greeted by peacefully grazing Shire horses and a basket of new chicks, which I was allowed to carry round a cooing audience in Acton Scott’s fine … Continue reading Book Launch & a Basket of Chicks

Writing in Silver and Dust

This week, I absolutely loved the opportunity to lead a poetry workshop for English Heritage in the J W Evans Silver Factory in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. The factory worked from the mid-nineteenth century until 2008. The dust of decades lies there undisturbed. Hundreds and hundreds of silver moulds are stacked on towering shelves. Lightweight, teetering piles of silver parts for candlesticks, jugs and teapots, wait … Continue reading Writing in Silver and Dust