Poetry, Pimms, and Picnics!

Picnics! When I think of picnics, my first thoughts don’t run to poetry. They run to cake. And sandwiches. And fizzy wine. This is unusual in itself because my thoughts often run to poetry. So, editing a mini-anthology of picnic poems was going to be, I thought, a bit of a challenge. Especially as it […]

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Time to Take Some Risks: on being awarded Arts Council Funding 

On Thursday, I had an email telling me I was successful with my application for Arts Council England’s new funding stream, Developing Your Creative Practice. I’m over the moon! In fact, I still haven’t come down from the news, yet. Actually, I say I had an email telling me this, but what I received was an […]

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Some lovely things that have been happening recently

It’s easy to forget you’re a writer yourself when you spend a lot of time working with and for other writers, so it’s always nice to be reminded of it. I’ve had a couple of lovely acceptances recently: one is a flash fiction piece called ‘The Bone Plate’ in Cleaver Magazine, an interesting online American […]

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