Monthly Archives: January 2012

Where You Will Find Me 2016

This is a rolling update of my planned performances Tues  Dec 1st – Poetry Alight, Lichfield 7.30pm with Jo Bell Wed  Dec 2nd  Confab Cab, Malvern, 7.30pm Thurs 3rd  Shrewsbury Open Mic, 7.30pm

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Feb 2012 – What’s On, Midlands Spoken Word

Wed 1st Speak Up, Hare & Hounds, Kings heath Birmingham,8pm, £6 in: Bridget Minamore, Neil ward,Dean Atta, Mikell pane,BRIDGET MINAMORE: A very special lady indeed, winner of the Hammer and Tounge Slam – you know you have one of those … Continue reading

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Spoken Worlds, Old Cottage Tavern, Burton Upon Trent

2012 has now well and truly dusted its boots off and made itself at home, and as January comes to a close so the first round of regular poetry events are completed. Establishing, and maintaining success, as a spoken word … Continue reading

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Chuggers

My poetic muse has been resting recently, hence the reduction in the rate of new material.However sparks can fly from different places, and an invitation to join the “Write Down Speak Up” collective resulted in three poems.The first was prompted … Continue reading

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Football Ground Poems

Over half a century, I have been slowly working my way around the football grounds of England and Wales.To date I have visted some sixty odd current grounds with another dozen or so which have been left behind as their … Continue reading

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Poetry in Prison

An opportunity to present poetry in a prison arose this week. I took it. This is my account of what happened. Prisons, and penal practise, have been places of increasing interest for me in recent years. I have never doubted … Continue reading

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Finding a Publisher

I came across this article, and found it so succinct and apposite in dealing with a popular question that I feel compelled to promote it,and share it. It is in that spirit that I reproduce the following piece, written by … Continue reading

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Poetry, Literature & Book Festivals, Midlands, 2012

Sat 24th Mar Oxford Literary Festival, till 1st April, a superstar laden event: http://oxfordliteraryfestival.org/ Fri 13th-15th April Much Wenlock Poetry Festival http://www.wenlockpoetryfestival.org/programme/poetry-competition/index.shtml Wed 18th -24th Apr The Cheltenham Poetry Festival; http://www.cheltenhampoetryfest.co.uk/ Sun 22nd Apr Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival -until … Continue reading

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Bear Grylls – Born Survivor

These are useful tips I have picked up from watching his series: 1. A dead camel can be useful for sleeping inside in the Saraha desert. 2. When leaping off a small ice sheet onto the rigging of a passing … Continue reading

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The Rise of Poetronica

In early 2011, poets began setting their words to the sound of dubstep and electronica. Almost twelve months on, the signs are that poetronica is here to stay It’s hardly surprising the year is ending with news that dubstep heavyweight … Continue reading

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