Monthly Archives: February 2012

Kreativ Blogger Award

Mal Dewhirst generously bestowed this honour upon me, inviting me to offer six random facts about my life, with or without photos.I commend his “Pollysworda” blog for anyone interested in poetry,music, film and artistic good taste. Random is good.Why have … Continue reading

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Transience

Let me tiptoe on the spray of swollen surf Or bake in the momentary imprint of soft sand As it cradles my inert corpse May circling gulls swoop to peck my glazed eye balls Whilst nimble crabs nibble loose flesh … Continue reading

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The 5th Bilston Love Slam, Imperial Ballroom, Bilston

This is now a well established event drawing competitors from as far away as Gloucester and Manchester. That success is down to the alchemy of Emma Purshouse’s pre show organisational skills , and the onstage charisma of co-hosts Marcus Moore … Continue reading

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East of Sudan

Judging this film forty eight years after release requires some care. In 1964 it pandered to the escapism that cinema goers still relished, echoed days of colonial glory which were rapidly fading and offered a glimpse of the exotic before … Continue reading

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Time & Place

Two locations have inspired me recently. The first is a prison I visited,the second is a community cafe.The following poems reflect those two experiences: Reverie If you close your eyes You are not there The air can smell sweet Drawn … Continue reading

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Lunchtime Poetry with Write Down Speak Up, Ort cafe, Moseley Rd, Balsall Heath

The following poem is one I wrote on the day and is featured as the introductory voice-over. Ort cafe Where ink once mixed in chemical alchemy Folk and ideas now flow They come and go In babbling chatter Of this … Continue reading

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Midlands Poetry Workshops 2012

Saturday 11th Feb Music of the Spheres, the Wattlewood Room at St John’s Museum, Warwick, CV34 4NF.1.30-4.00pm, £16.00 Nine Arches Press, These workshops, based in the tranquil surroundings of the Wattlewood Room at St John’s Museum in Warwick, are designed … Continue reading

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