Tiny hiatus this week – my course with Wendy Pratt has finished, and I’ve a small break before my next course with Poetry School starts. I’m so grateful to be able to do these – funds aren’t abundant, and poetry is definitely a luxury, but both Wendy and the Poetry School offer discounted courses that … Continue reading Bees and bursaries
My Poetry School course this term is Ancient Tongues and Hybrid Texts. I’m revisiting my love of Old English and exploring how I can manipulate and combine ancient and modern words to create ones. I’m fascinated by how our minds make meaning,by imprting and amalgamating despite the apparent disparity between the texts. So far, I’ve … Continue reading Cut up your words
Coo, I can’t believe it’s nearly a month since I last posted. I’ve had a decent sized paid project for most of the month, which has been enjoyable, plus a couple of smaller ones that have been a little odd; writing umpteen business descriptions for funeral companies is a somewhat challenging. I still enjoy it … Continue reading We’re making progress
January is over half-way thorough and I feel as though I've done nothing, mainly because this last week has been an enforced bed week. These weeks are incredibly dull and always a little worrying. The thought is always at the back of my mind as to whether this push will be the push to far, … Continue reading Slow and occasionally steady…
This has been a decent week. I've spent a bit of time with friends, and found myself feeling safe and happy with them. This is an unusual occurrence. It's quite simply about being able to be honest and say how things are (without fear it'll come back to bite me). People I can do this … Continue reading Tiny specks of joy
I'm doing a couple of courses with The Poetry School this autumn (to keep me going while I save for the next part of my degree) and I thought I'd invite you to join in with reading my work and feeding back. I've always been irritated by having so little actual work on here (no … Continue reading New course with The Poetry School (includes actual poems*).