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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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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I have a dream blog hop: June Jordan

So, to help celebrate Black History Month, I’m taking part in the ‘I have a dream…blog hop’ run by WEM again. Last year I wrote about EA Markham, and this year I’m looking at June Jordan. (If you want to have a look at some of the blogs for the blog hop visit the Writing […]

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