Drop in by Barbara Cumbers

Thank you, Nigel, for this invitation. It’s hard to know what to say, or which poem to choose out of a long sequence of poems about Shetland. I was on the islands for several weeks in the summers of several years both as a geologist and on holiday, and then for a whole month inContinue reading “Drop in by Barbara Cumbers”

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 ‘The Montefiore Bride’ by Patricia M. Osborne

Patricia M Osborne’s latest pamphlet, The Montefiore Bride,  published by Hedgehog Press, is a fictional exploration of the relationship between the real life Sir Francis Montefiore and his bride, Lady Marianne. Using a combination of poetry and prose Osborne presents us with a portfolio of texts, rather like an historian or researcher, from which weContinue reading “Review of ‘The Montefiore Bride’ by Patricia M. Osborne”

Drop in by Patricia M Osborne

Thank you, Nigel, for inviting me over to your blog to talk about my pamphlet, The Montefiore Bride.   The Montefiore Bride is a short story told in prose poetry and forms part of the Worth Park timeline I wrote back in 2017, during my residency at a local Victorian park, when studying for myContinue reading “Drop in by Patricia M Osborne”

Review of ‘Taxus Baccata’ by Patricia M Osborne

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but the illustration for Tricia Osborne’s ‘Taxus Baccata’ provides the exception. It gives the reader the perfect insight in to this mix of fantasy, myth and vivid observation. One cannot read Osborne’s poems without sharing her sense of awe in nature. In ‘Sky Ballet’ sheContinue reading “Review of ‘Taxus Baccata’ by Patricia M Osborne”

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