Our Hair comes the Science Bit project team participated in the British Science Festival in Coventry on a very lively Friday night. We were really pleased to engage so many people in creative, scientific discussions about hair. Visitors viewed strands of hair under the microscope, asked questions about its structure, talked to our resident genetics and psychology experts about hair related issues, explored hair advertising, took a VR journey into keratin and visited me, the Poetdresser, in the Rock ‘n’ Roller parlour, to write collaborative poems about their hair.
On 13th Sept I’ll be at the British Science Festival in FarGo village, Coventry with University of Leicester science colleagues. From 17.00 – 20.00 we’ll be based in two hair salons: Rock ‘n’ Roller Parlour and Dashing Blades for: Hair comes the science bit. Come and have a hair raising time with us!
I’m looking forward to reading at the Slow Dancer Press anniversary celebration on 17th October in London at The Wheatsheaf, Rathbone Place W1T 1JB. It’s going to be a good … Continue reading
‘Collaborative Research between UK and Japan on Poetry Writing Pedagogy in the Global Age: Trialling Poetry Writing Workshop techniques now published in The Science of Reading. vol.61, No.2., July 2019, pages: 97-109.
It is my honour to pay tribute to one of the dearest writer friends I have known: Stanley Middleton. Today, Thursday 1st August 2019, marks the centenary of his birth and a plaque will be unveiled on the house in Caledon Road, Sherwood which was the family home for over forty eight years.
It’s been a moon filled month and for a certified moon geek like me, who wrote her first poem about the moon in the weeks of excitement that summer in 1969, it has been a blast. First there was the fantastic Apollo 11 film directed by Todd Douglas Miller and there’s always been moon-related poetry to inspire us.
Even if you only open the door a fraction,
send a slither of light and backroom fug
across wrapped glass and best china
you will catch his stern eye.
The Monarch of the Glen stares out
across Little Gran’s best room…
Sue Dymoke will be reading and talking with Alan Baker and Aly Stoneman about Poetry and Place, Five Leaves 30 April 6.30pm
from the river to St. Ann’s Well
and Radford Road
always a boundary
from: WINDFALLS by Aly Stoneman
Father, you pelted our legs with tiny windfall apples/
when we looked for you at dusk. You would not recognize/ the orchard now…
Aly Stoneman, Alan Baker and Sue Dymoke will be exploring the place of place in our writing and talking about other poets whose work we admire. Five Leaves Bookshop Tues 30th April 6.30 – 8pm £3 on door or book at https://bit.ly/2GGgzxB