I'm planning to wind down my online activities for the year from around now, so I thought I should take the opportunity to thank everyone who has followed along with the blog here and my various publishing activities through 2021. You make this obsession of mine with writing and publishing poetry feel a little special. … Continue reading Merry Christmas, 2021
I've been referring to my recent endeavours as 'picture poetry', just to give this little sub-genre a handle to hold it with. I'm referring to the approach of first getting the image and only after that writing the poem. After it has spoken what it has to say. My wife Leanne (who is a reliable … Continue reading The Spoken Image – trying something new
. . . and just like that! Here it is! My reading of the poem Leaving: 1, 2, 3. I hope you enjoy it. I will also pop in the link for my reading of the poem coming, which was included in the previous year's anthology. Check out the books. Buy one if they appeal … Continue reading Leaving: 1, 2, 3 – a reading
Sheep On The Somme has now been launched. It was a pleasure to join with six other poets for the Wordsin the Woolshed session yesterday. I managed to record my introduction of Sheep On The Somme and also some thoughts on picture poetry as a medium. I had to chuckle when I was compiling this … Continue reading Booklaunch: Sheep On The Somme
Later this week, I was booked in to fly to Queensland to attend the RWR Retreat 2021. RWR has become a bit like my ;in-person' writing family but I was unable to attend last year due to the Covid outbreak. This year, fingers were crossed, tickets booked and paid for and . . . My … Continue reading Rainforest Writing Retreat (RWR) 2021, Covid and The Garden Black
Another of the WW 1 videos - 2 poems today. https://youtu.be/56ejx9HIaDQ ~
***Edit***I've got the hang of uploading these now and have started a playlist of WW 1 poems - 3 there so far. I'll change the link below to go to the playlist. I've managed to upload one of my World War 1 poems to YOuTube. A crude effort, but today is remembrance Day, so why … Continue reading A Remembrance Day 2020 poem on YouTube.