Barrels and Orchards of Apples

A wonderful afternoon full of laughter and conversation with elderly people in a Herefordshire Nursing Home.  I work regularly as a poet with the Courtyard Arts’ award-winning project, ‘In The Pink’, which employs professional poets to go into care settings to work with people living with dementia. The project is mentored by John Killick. I took in a bag of different Herefordshire apples – Crispin, … Continue reading Barrels and Orchards of Apples

A Small Flock of Reviews

‘Not Lost Since Last Time’ has been gathering some reviews during the summer… ‘The first thing to note about her poems is their specificity.  Whether it is the places of her childhood, or the rough seascapes of the northern isles, they are all recreated with precision and a vivid turn of phrase.  Secondly, there is their brevity; this contributes to their memorability.  Thirdly, there is … Continue reading A Small Flock of Reviews