As Socrates so nearly said, the unexamined handbag is not worth carrying.
She was already on my list of eight, when I asked the Facefolk who they would nominate. Her name came up time and time again.
Of the four women in my Always There Awards, three are Scottish-born or working in Scottish poetry. Why? Just accident. But the Scottish scene is particularly vibrant, rich (and so … Continue reading
Deep in the bowels of the Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham, is the secret weapon of the West Midlands and the UK writing scene. Who is this meek, mild-mannered man … Continue reading
Small publishers? Yawn. How we tire of hearing about their heroism, their hard work. Well, damn right. They are heroic and they are hard working and we should thank the … Continue reading
The second of my big yellow blobs goes to someone who, with his team, has done this to British poetry until it woke up rather startled, and shown it how … Continue reading