Writing a toolbox

When I speak to people about the similarities I see in working with wood and writing poems I generally get two responses, or faces. There’s the ‘Head-tilted-to-one-side, small-lopsided-smile, trying-hard-to-not-furrow-a-brow-in-confusion-Face’, and there is the ‘Eyes-wide, smile-wide, mind-wide Face’. I understand both faces. My God, I pull both of them, and often when I’m writing. But the […]

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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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