Monthly Archives: May 2012

Live at the Literature Lounge

(We have a Facebook page – do come and “like” us and say hi) This was the fourth time I’ve been lucky enough to bring a posse of poets and fictioneers to the London Literature Lounge at Covent Garden Poetry … Continue reading

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Send a Love Letter to London

(We have a Facebook page – do come and “like” us and say hi) I love London with a fierce passion. One of my recent poems was an elegy on Hungerford Bridge and I wrote a whole series of poems … Continue reading

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Points of stillness

(We have a Facebook page – do come and “like” us and say hi) I first saw Trevor Barton’s art at this year’s Oxford Internationl Women’s Festival and was taken by it mixture of reflective stillness and dynamism. Talking to … Continue reading

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Death and the City

(We have a Facebook page – do come and “like” us and say hi) I’ve known Lisa Scullard for several years now. She’s the author of some fabulous books, most notably the darkly comic urban novel Death and the City. … Continue reading

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Our Colloquial Past

(We have a Facebook page – do come and “like” us and say hi) One of the gigs we love most is London Literature Lounge at Covent Garden Poetry Cafe. It’s almost two years to the day since MC and … Continue reading

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Animal Magnetism: the poetry of Paul Askew

(We have a Facebook page – do come and “like” us and say hi) I first met Paul, having seen his videos on YouTube, at Blackwell’s, after This is Oxford, last autumn. He terrified me in that “oh no, you’re a really … Continue reading

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fabric

(We have a Facebook page – do come and “like” us and say hi) It was a delight to talk to poet, novelist and songwriter Jessica Bell recently about her incredible poetry collection Twisted Velvet Chains. It’s a very special pleasure to … Continue reading

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