Category Archives: poetry

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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Poetry on request

A couple of weeks’ ago I was invited to do some poetry for the audience of a showing of Paterson at Hereford Courtyard. Ledbury Poetry Festival brought three of us to chat to film-goers and create on-the-spot poems on whatever … Continue reading

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Mulberry Scion

  I was asked for a poem for an event organised by The Friends of Malvern Springs and Wells for their event Two Malverns and a Mulberry Tree, held during Malvern Civic Week. Brief background: George Bernard Shaw, Malvern Festival’s … Continue reading

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Paean to Katie Hopkins

What is the purpose of poetry? According to Poetry.org it’s “an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content.”   For most of us, most … Continue reading

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Review: How to Euthanise a Cactus, by Stephen Derwent Partington

    A review sometimes says as much, if not more, about the reviewer as the reviewed*. So I shall begin by fessing up that I still do not feel comfortable commentating on others’ work; I am all too aware … Continue reading

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Mouth & Music

Mouth and Music is Kidderminster’s regular spoken word and music event run by Worcestershire Poet Laureate Heather Wastie and Sarah Tamar at the Boar’s Head. Their December theme was “Principal Boys and Dames” so they invited Hilda Sheehan and myself … Continue reading

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Review: Man Up Jonny Fluffypunk

ConFab Cabaret pops up when they have someone or something amazing to bring to Malvern. Last night it was Man Up Jonny Fluffypunk: a one man show about what it takes to be a man – and, above all, a … Continue reading

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