It’s National Writing Day today (June 23rd) so take a moment, take part and write wherever you are. Head over … More
Tag: writing poetry
Tinkering with Words, Playing with Language…
Just gearing up for my open lecture for the Japanese Society of Teaching Japanese Spring Conference next weekend. The session … More
I wrote Closed World many years ago as a result of playing around with ideas about found texts and revisiting … More
Poetry Place: Beeston workshop 30th Nov
In this experimental, place-based writing workshop you will try out different ways of creating poetry focused on Beeston.
Against the grain: unbound poetry
An approval copy of the Against the Grain anthology (published by Nelson) appeared in the English department where I worked in 1989 at just the right moment. Against the Grain continued the conversations about poetry that I had begun to have with other writers
#NationalPoetryDay: writing Golden Shovel poems about freedom (updated with added Patience Agbabi poem)
New poetry writing resources for National Poetry Day using The Golden Shovel form and exploring Freedom
Poetic and Academic identities
Just published in Writing in Practice http://bit.ly/2lOoprj
Our article, Poet-Academics and Academic-Poets: Writing identities, practices and experiences within the Academy.
Gwendolyn Brooks & the Golden Shovel
The Golden Shovel Anthology: New poems honoring Gwendolyn Brooks, edited by Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar and Patricia Smith, has just been … More
We are delighted that our Bloomsbury publication Making Poetry Happen has been awarded Highly Commended in the UKLA Academic Book Award (after being shortlisted back in January 2016). The awards ceremony takes place this weekend (9th July) at UKLA conference in Bristol. I would like to thank all of our many contributors to Making Poetry Happen for their wonderful chapters and evident commitment to making poetry happen in so many varied contexts.
Writing as a Poet, Writing as an Academic
Delighted to appear in such distinguished company in Creativity in Language Teaching (Routledge)