Drop in by Margaret Royall

Yes, it’s 2022 and we back again with a drop in by Margaret Royall, as she reflects on a poem (or two!) from her Immersed in Blue (Impspired Press, 2021)… …First of all I would like to express my sincere thanks to Nigel for inviting me to drop in and talk about poetry from myContinue reading “Drop in by Margaret Royall”

Review of ‘Traumatropic Heart’ by Susan Darlington

I think it’s rather appropriate that I close this year of drop ins and reviews with Susan Darlington’s Traumatropic Heart (Selcouth Station Press, 2021). Whilst this is her second publication it is typical of the exciting new talent that I hoped this blog would celebrate and publicise. The title is the perfect signpost for theContinue reading “Review of ‘Traumatropic Heart’ by Susan Darlington”

Review of ‘Sherry and Sparkly’ by Maureen Cullen & Patricia M. Osborne

Today something new again. This time I’m reviewing the latest in the Hedgehog Poetry Press series of poetry conversations, Sherry and Sparkly, (Hedgehog Poetry Press, 2021) between Patricia M. Osborne (who is no stranger to these pages) and Maureen Cullen. This pamphlet constitutes a conversation between two poets reminiscing about and reflecting upon their commonContinue reading “Review of ‘Sherry and Sparkly’ by Maureen Cullen & Patricia M. Osborne”

Drop in by Patricia M Osborne

This week something different again. I have asked Patricia M Osborne to talk about her poetry conversation, Sherry and Sparkly (Hedgehog Poetry Press, 2021), with fellow poet, Maureen Cullen. Thank you, Nigel, for inviting me on your feature to talk about a poem from my co-authored pamphlet Sherry & Sparkly. It’s not often you’ll findContinue reading “Drop in by Patricia M Osborne”

Review of ‘Map of a Plantation’ by Jenny Mitchell

Regular readers of this blog will know that my intention is to give both a platform and publicity to debut publications of new talents. Just occasionally, however, I like to do something different and review the current publications of more established writers. Jenny Mitchell I am sure will be familiar to many of you asContinue reading “Review of ‘Map of a Plantation’ by Jenny Mitchell”

Drop in by Jenny Mitchell

Today we have a real treat: a drop in by talented, prize-winning poet, Jenny Mitchell to reflect on a poem from her amazing Map of a Plantation (Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2021). It won’t be easy for me to write about Map of a Plantation, the title poem of my second collection, mainly because I don’tContinue reading “Drop in by Jenny Mitchell”

Review of ‘Quest for Ions’ by Browzan

Quest for Ions (Poiesis Publishers, 2021) is the debut collection of artist, film-maker and poet, Browzan. It features poems produced over the last ten years, exploring the nature of the human condition. They are clearly informed by his ability to see the world through a visual artist’s eye.   I think my favourite poem ofContinue reading “Review of ‘Quest for Ions’ by Browzan”

Drop in by Browzan

Today I welcome poet, visual artist and filmaker, Browzan, to reflect on a poem from his debut collection, Quest for Ions… …What is happiness? Hitchcock describes it just about as profoundly as one can: ‘a clear horizon’. Peace, the second poem in the collection, is my ‘clear horizon’. This poem emerged, like a soft dream.Continue reading “Drop in by Browzan”

Review of ‘Fragments and Stages’ by Ross McGivern

In writing this review I must declare an interest. I first met Ross McGivern on an Open University Poetry Society workshop four years ago and was immediately impressed by his talent.  I have also had the privilege to be able to witness the development of Fragments and Stages into the impressive chapbook that it is.Continue reading “Review of ‘Fragments and Stages’ by Ross McGivern”

Drop in by Ross McGivern

I’m particularly pleased to invite, fellow Open University Society Poet, Ross McGivern, to reflect on a poem from his inspirational Fragments and Stages. As is customary I confess my indecision as to which poem I should present and how the heck would I write about it. Pity the poor poem! First they witness fellow darlingsContinue reading “Drop in by Ross McGivern”

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