Tag Archives: Poetry

Poems 2018

I am pleased that I have two poems included in the St Giles Hospice Charity Poem collection:   On the theme “makes life worthwhile” Much Ado About Nothing Fresh, crisp, laundered sheets, at the end of a tiring day. A … 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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Lines- Phil Binding

“Stories of Railway Folk and other important people” Some dismiss poetry as esoteric, ethereal, and divorced from the everyday. Those doubters would be well advised to consider Phil Binding’s debut collection. Binding was a railwayman in the days of British … 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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Jan 2013 – What’s On, Midlands Spoken Word

January returns with a strong roster of inexpensive events providing great value entertainment in the dark winter months: Thurs 3rd Yard of Tales,Joules Yard, rear of 53-55 High Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7AF. Joules Yard is a unique venue … Continue reading

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A Canal Poet Laureate- Why?

Recently Jo Bell was awarded the inaugural Canal Poet Laureateship for the Canal and River Trust. Boats and writing have been easy bedfellows over the years, however the creation of any new position will always provoke conflicting views. As a … Continue reading

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