Hollow Earth, a selection of new poems written by NTU Secondary English PGCE teachers following their visit to the inspiring Hollow Earth: Art, Caves and the Subterranean Imaginary exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary in January 2023.
School Dinners: Tapioca
Tapioca, a new poem, has just been published in English in Education. Enjoy – even if you don’t like tapioca!
Out of Time
Delighted that my Out of Time poem has just been published on Dwelling During the Pandemic, Ohio State University’s Poetry … More
This poem was written last spring as streets fell silent and we peered out warily. It was one of very … More
What they left behind
Thinking of all friends in Japan today (August 6th) a very difficult seventy fifth anniversary day. I wrote this poem … More
Dollies: an animation by Carina Barber
For this final example of design work based on my poems by NTU Graphic Design students, I have chosen an … More
Testing the Water
A delightful short poem film by Maria Vidal
Squid Squad by Matthew Welton
Here’s a review of Matthew Welton’s vibrant new collection Squid Squad: A Novel, which I wrote recently for the Nottingham … More
Fringeless Steven: poetry in the salon
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.
Hair comes the science bit…
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!