Tag Archives: Helen Mort

#MeToo Poetry Collection – Fairacre Press

  “Are you reviewing it?” she asked. “No, I feel awkward” I replied. #MeToo is a collection of poems written by women, about women’s experiences with men, carrying a powerful foreword by MP Jess Phillips. It is not an easy … Continue reading

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The Problem With Poetry

I like poetry. I like it best read aloud, maybe in a pub or café. Sometimes I enjoy reading it when I am alone. Yet I hear, and read, much poetry that I do not care for much. I don’t … Continue reading

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May 2013- What’s On, Midlands Spoken Word

In Oklahoma! the cry is that “June is busting out all over”, in Midlands Poetry it is busting out in May. A combination of eight festivals, and over fifty stand alone poetry and storytelling events mean that there are some … Continue reading

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Poetry Alight 6 at Lichfield Preview

“Poetry Alight” at the Spark Cafe Bar, 19 Tamworth St, Lichfield WS13 6JP Tuesday 14th May 2013, Arrive early , 7.30pm prompt start -10pm Free Entry , “A terrific evening of poetry” – Mal Dewhirst,Staffs Poet Laureate I am hugely … Continue reading

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Spire Writes, Havana Whites, Chesterfield

Not only was this my first visit to Spire Writes, but also my first visit to Chesterfield. I was sufficiently inspired by Jo Bell’s glowing endorsement of host Helen Mort’s poetic credentials to make the effort to check out Spire … Continue reading

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