As this new decade begins I am excited to start a new job as an Associate Professor at Nottingham Trent … More
There is so much great poetry to choose from in 2019 that it’s hard to know where to begin. The … More
Poetry Place writing workshop at Beeston Library 11.30 – 1pm, Nov 30th. Come along and write.
In this experimental, place-based writing workshop you will try out different ways of creating poetry focused on Beeston.
Widening the poetryscope: in exploring how their anthology is constructed, students should be encouraged to widen what I would like to call their poetryscopes… they should argue over how they might edit or rearrange the classroom anthology that they are studying…
And here’s another very short poem film First Blood which links with the National Poetry Day theme of Truth. This … More
Thanks to the brilliant Rebecca Goldsmith for springing my poem Roaming Range right off the page so wonderfully. All children … More
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 celebration this week (Thurs 17th October, 7pm) at The Wheatsheaf, … More