Tag Archives: The Poetry School

Pictures from highlights in 2017

Checking my  blog the stats tell me the script for Cinderella, a  pantomime in five minutes, gets the most hits on a  daily basis worldwide!  My old aunty’s chestnut soup recipe (1920) usually comes a close second. Visits to local landmarks are … Continue reading

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National Poetry Day

Wonderful way to celebrate the day with a workshop run by Malika Booker at the Poetry School. Last week she was on the shortlist for the best single poem for the Forward Prize with her poem ‘Nine Nights’ from a … Continue reading

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Earls Court Square – Poet in Residence – the day dawned.

On Friday night when we arrived the area around Earls Court Station was of full of enthusiastic tourists, busy cafes, pubs  despite the papers being full of stories about the dreadful fire that had killed so many. On Saturday a … Continue reading

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Excited to be poet in residence in Earls Court Square next weekend!

      I’ll love watching the changing images in the water feature globe!  Just about ready with a selection of garden poems by well known poets to put around the Square. I’ll be taking my muse, my white rabbit marionette. He … Continue reading

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Taken some photos, sharpened my pencil…

      and I’ve laminated some garden poems by famous poets for a poetry quiz, all part of getting ready to be a poet in residence for London’s  Open Garden Squares Weekend  17-18 June.  I’m one of several poets in various … Continue reading

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Poet in residence in Earls Court Square!

Oh that’s me! One of the poets taking part in the Open Garden Squares Weekend 17th and 18th June with many thanks to The Poetry school for such a unique opportunity.                         … Continue reading

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Sir John Betjeman loved burnt toast.

Sir John Betjeman loved burnt toast according to letters and details I read about him in an attempt to write this poem in Postman’s Park last year. I wonder how he would have responded to reports that burnt toast and … Continue reading

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