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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I’m teaching a new poetry course in Nottingham

I’m teaching a new poetry course in Nottingham for the lovely Writing School East Midlands at the end of this month (oh my god, it’s February already) looking at some of the building blocks of poetry – image, structure, syntax and well, good old words! It’s called Leap Into Poetry. It will be a good […]

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Evolution of a poem

Evolution usually isn’t very far away in my thinking. Almost anything can remind me of it, or in some cases is it – I’ve been working for the last seven months on the Nottingham Festival of Words and I’ve seen it evolve from a weekend of word fun around the Lace Market (complete with storytelling […]

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