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Drop in by Darren J. Beaney

Today I welcome Darren Beaney, one of the hosts of Flight of the Dragonfly, to talk about a poem from his debut collection. Hi Nigel, Happy New Year to you and thank you very much for asking me to talk about one of my poems from Honey dew (Hedgehog Poetry Press, 2020) Honey dew isContinue reading “Drop in by Darren J. Beaney”

Drop in by Vic Pickup

Today we welcome poet and reviewer, Vic Pickup, to reflect on Friends from her recently published collection, Lost and Found, Hedgehog Poetry Press (2020). Thank you so much, Nigel for this opportunity. I have loved reading about the writing processes of other poets, and how their poems came into being – what a good idea!Continue reading “Drop in by Vic Pickup”

Drop in Brendon Booth-Jones

I’m more than delighted to welcome Brendon Booth-Jones to reflect on one of the poems from his prize-winning Vertigo to Go… First of all, thank you for having me on to your ‘drop in’ series, Nigel. It’s a real pleasure to be among such esteemed company.     I decided to talk about my poem Sonnet fromContinue reading “Drop in Brendon Booth-Jones”

Drop in Margaret Royall

I’m delighted that this week Margaret Royall, author of the excellent The Road to Cleethorpes Pier, has dropped in to talk about one of the poems from her new collection, Where Flora Sings. This poem began as a figment of my imagination. I had been to the Djanogly Art Gallery in the Lakeside complex atContinue reading “Drop in Margaret Royall”

Drop in Gaynor Kane

This week’s Drop in welcomes, wonderful Belfast poet, Gaynor Kane, to talk about From Benin to Belfast, a poem from her stunning new collection Venus in Pink Marble, Hedgehog Poetry Press, 2020… Nigel, thank you for giving me the opportunity to talk about one of the poems in Venus in Pink Marble in your ‘dropContinue reading “Drop in Gaynor Kane”

Drop in Zoë Siobhan Howarth-Lowe

For the third ‘Drop in‘ in the series we welcome Zoë Howarth-Lowe who talks about ‘You Don’t Fit the Way You Used To‘ from her latest pamphlet, ‘I Have Grown Two Hearts‘, published by Hedgehog Poetry Press in September 2020. You Don’t Fit The Way You Used To I am unable to explain my inadequaciesContinue reading “Drop in Zoë Siobhan Howarth-Lowe”

Drop in – Damien B. Donnelly

This is the first in a planned series of ‘drop-ins’: opportunities to meet the poets whose collections will be reviewed in subsequent posts. I have some wonderful poets lined up and hope you’ll enjoy their reflections on their writing. They have been asked to choose a poem and reflect upon its conception. The first ofContinue reading “Drop in – Damien B. Donnelly”