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I thought that as it’s April I’d put a photo of primroses at the head of this Newsletter. So I went up to the coast to the place I thought I’d get a good picture, along the cliffs east of Cromer (yes, contrary to the famous Noel Coward quote, there...
We can now announce our two new Assistant Editors: Edward Doegar and Degna Stone. We are delighted to have them…
When I open my bedroom curtain to a wall of yellow I know it’s time for the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. The leaves are on sycamores rooted part way down a steep embankment, so I get the full canopy at eye level. This year one big tree has gone brilliant yellow, gold in the early sun, but the other is still green.
FIGHT SONG August 2014 A crisis on a monitor, and there’s this football field, white chalk formalizing grass, a spongy black track where I walk off my no-baby weight. A deadline has passed, so a journalist will leave this world violently as I go around...read more
It’s taken me ages to find my way with writing, to feel that I was allowed, internally, to get on with it. From there, it’s been a brilliant and slightly terrifying experience to put a first pamphlet together, and I’ve maybe not yet quite caught up with the idea of it...read more
Shall I let you into a secret? Despite writing poetry seriously since 2010, despite my MA in Creative Writing and despite running a poetry magazine since 2012, I often think I have no idea what I’m doing. Sometimes it’s true. The nagging suspicion that I’m winging it...read more
If you can get to Great Yarmouth this week please do so and go to the Hippodrome. They’ve got the most astonishing production of The Tempest that I’ve ever seen. The Hippodome is an old indoor circus space, it’s a bit like being inside a work by...read more
Rialto 84 is out! Subscribers’ copies arriving around now. Otherwise you can get it here.read more
Rishi Dastidar and I are working closely with The Rialto editor Michael Mackmin on a programme designed to teach us about the process and philosophy of poetry editing…read more
I’ve been thinking about the law over the last couple of weeks. Not that I’m in any trouble I hasten to add – apart from the usual one that I’m sure some of you have also been quizzed on by other members of the family…read more
As I write this, the latest edition of The Rialto is at the proofing stage and the last of the biographical notes are…read more
Holly Hopkins and I, your editorial developees, have been asked to shed some light upon what we actually get up to when attending an editorial meeting of The Rialto…read more
The assistant editorship of The Rialto is helping me let poems take over my flat. I recently finished teaching a reading group for The Poetry School…read more
We’ve had the decorators in at home for the last few weeks.read more
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My Rialto pamphlet won the Michael Marks prize, and part of the prize is that you get to go to Greece for two weeks to be the poet in residence for Harvard University’s Hellenic summer school. I think if someone were to ask me what was the best single thing about this experience, I would say that it showed me how to write about big things without fear.
I was one of the six readers commissioned last summer to sift and assess the anonymous entries for the Faber New Poets competition – our job was to each select
There’s no poetry in money, and no money in poetry, yet I still enter the odd competition.
I swam in the sea at Dunwich this morning, conscious as ever of the old lost city below me.
This is a little about me. I’m from a village in the north-east of England, near the sea. It’s not far from Newcastle.
You may like to treat yourself to a quick look at this, from the Waveney and Blyth Arts website:
“This is Waveney &