Caroline’s Bird’s The Air Year was without doubt this year’s most breath-taking read. The sweep and swirl of her fifth … More
Last week I participated in a collaborative Kazakh poetry translation workshop run by the Poetry Translation Centre. The evening was great fun and I learned a good deal about Kazakh language and poetry.
I have two new poetry-related academic publications which will I hope interest you: Published on line this month: Hennessy, J., … More
Last week I participated in a fascinating online event to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2020. It was organised by Junction … More
Happy National Poetry Day 2020 everyone. I hope you are feeling excited and nurtured by all the poetry treats that are winging your way today – and that you can store some of them up to see you through these difficult autumn days. The theme of this year’s NPD is ‘Vision’ which is a lovely subject, open to many different interpretations. Here are some of my personal favourites on that broad theme…
Fires, is an exquisite work by Deryn Rees-Jones with images by Charlotte Hodes. It is hard to pin down exactly what Fires is. You might call it a long poem, a lyric essay or a collage of ideas about the nature of poetry.
Thinking of all friends in Japan today (August 6th) a very difficult seventy fifth anniversary day. I wrote this poem … More
For this final example of design work based on my poems by NTU Graphic Design students, I have chosen an … More
A delightful short poem film by Maria Vidal
Here’s a review of Matthew Welton’s vibrant new collection Squid Squad: A Novel, which I wrote recently for the Nottingham … More