Here Be Elephants #NationalPoetryDay

Wishing you all a very happy #NationalPoetryDay! I’ve been so lucky to be a part of it this year, so please join me in celebrating Shropshire with elephants! Some months ago, I was asked to be BBC Local Poet for Shropshire for National Poetry Day 2019, and on BBC Radio Shropshire we put out a call for #HomeTruths stories about the county. And along came … Continue reading Here Be Elephants #NationalPoetryDay

A poem for Shropshire #NationalPoetryDay

I’m very excited about Thursday, when all this year’s new BBC Local poems for National Poetry Day will be revealed! It’s been such an honour to write the poem for Shropshire, my adopted county. This morning I went off to Dawley with Genevieve Tudor from BBC Radio Shropshire. There’s a good reason for going to Dawley, but the actual poem is still embargoed until 3rd … Continue reading A poem for Shropshire #NationalPoetryDay