Author Archives: Myfanwy Fox

Review: The Witch House, by Ann Rawson

    “The day I found Harry’s body started well.” The opening line of The Witch House draws us into this twisty psychological whodunit with the death of someone familiar to the narrator, Alice Hunter. Alice’s day had been going … Continue reading

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Review: The Becoming of Lady Flambé by Holly Magill

I’ve been to many poetry events over the last fifteen years and I love that frisson of meeting a new (to me) poet who has something beyond what I know in their poetry; something special and exciting. I felt that … Continue reading

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Review: Assembly Lines by Jane Commane

  Ledbury Poetry Festival is huge. I managed to get to a small fraction of events but, of those I went to, my stand-out single poem of the festival this year was Jane Commane’s UnWeather from her collection Assembly Lines … Continue reading

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Review: #MeToo, ed. Deborah Alma

#MeToo exploded into public consciousness with Harvey Weinstein’s fall from grace last October. Male interviewers were stunned that almost every woman added their own #MeToo incident. Many men were disbelieving. Women were shocked to discover we had so much in … Continue reading

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Poetry Click Bait

Poetry, like song, is as old as human speech. Perhaps song is even older, a hark to community from pre-Homo sapiens; cadences without words but yet full of meaning. The first stories were carried in memory and poetry lends itself … Continue reading

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Fat Man Blues: song by Richard Walls and Tone Tanner

Originally posted on Malvern Writers' Circle:
Richard Wall’s Fat Man Blues project recently featured on Spillwords with a song in collaboration with Tone Tanner. Click on the image to hear the song (and read its lyrics): ?

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Gren Gaskell, After a Roof Fall

Originally posted on Malvern Writers' Circle:
Gren Gaskell’s fiercely moving poem After a Roof Fall recently featured on Spillwords HERE.

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Metamorphosis

A few weeks ago the damsel flies were all doing this and now their nymphs are crawling out of their ponds to emerge as new adults.

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Summer scenes

Words on Water with Worcester Lit Fest: a beautiful evening for a gentle walk along the Severn with poetry interludes.   Ledbury Festival: glorious as always and so much happening I didn’t manage to even take many photos. On the … Continue reading

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World Refugee Day in Poetry

Originally posted on Poet Laureate:
“I’ve met so many who have lost so much. But they never lose their dreams for their children or their desire to better our world. They ask for little in return – only our support…

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