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
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.
The Golden Shovel Anthology: New poems honoring Gwendolyn Brooks, edited by Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar and Patricia Smith, has just been published by The University of Arkansas Press. The idea behind this … Continue reading
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.
Delighted to appear in such distinguished company in Creativity in Language Teaching (Routledge)
Finally the last page of my fuschia notebook has been filled. It has been a constant companion since May 2013. No doubt I’ll flick through it many times in future, … Continue reading
Our new book which is now in press and will be published in January 2015. Thanks for all the interest from the lovely audience at NAWE conference.
Mother Tongue, Other Tongue Launches in London – News – Poetry Translation Centre. This sounds like a brilliant poetry competition for young writers in Years 6 and 7 from all … Continue reading