Happy Valentine’s Day. Or as we know it in our family, Simon’s birthday. Or as you may call it, the Festival of Unusually Expensive Flowers.
….again. It’s the shortest day of the year. Tomorrow the nights start drawing out again, and the days get a little longer with each sunrise. Is the year’s glass half … Continue reading
….are ruthless, prescriptive, proscriptive – and if they sound just a teeny bit dogmatic, that’s because these are the faults I come across all the time in others’ work – … Continue reading
Some poets dislike National Poetry Day. ‘Doesn’t poetry happen every day?’ they say. Yes, of course it does. Of course it does. But here’s a secret, from someone who used to … Continue reading
This is a usually a blog about poetry, but I don’t keep my politics a secret on it. For those of you who find this an irritation, I’m sorry. I’m … Continue reading
Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know what has come over me. I am not given to reviewing films, but I find that I am moved to speak on the subject … Continue reading