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.
Taking the lead from John Harvey, I also want to share a poem with you. It’s not new but perhaps … More
Shoestring Press poets Matthew Barton, Roy Marshall and Martin Stannard gave us a marvellous evening of poetry in translation at Five Leaves Bookshop last week. Their approaches to translating from Italian, German and Chinese were very different, reflecting their own distinct poetic voices.
Thanks to the brilliant Rebecca Goldsmith for springing my poem Roaming Range right off the page so wonderfully. All children … More
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.
What a great year 2018 has been for poetry. I’ve read new voices, made new discoveries and experienced favourite poets … More
The poem ‘Roaming Range’ began to write itself after a conversation at Attenborough Nature Centre about children’s opportunities to engage with nature
Sue Dymoke and John Lucas reading 29 Nov. Thinking Like a Poet 11 Dec. Both at Beeston Library
Oct 26th London Launch for What They Left Behind. Starts 8pm, Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden
Copies of my new collection from Shoestring Press are waiting to spring out of their boxes this week. What They Left Behind by Sue Dymoke will be launched on 4th Oct, National Poetry Day, at Five Leaves, Nottingham.