The Bell Jar

"She lives the poetry she cannot write" – Wilde

Poem for a friend

Ann’s house The range is lit, and in the kitchen we are talking about men and things that matter. In the window there are cherries in a dish, and winter. … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

A swift account

In my world, dear reader, every month is NaPoWriMo. However, as this one draws to a close I feel particularly saturated by both poetry and rain. I am just back from … Continue reading

April 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Did I mention…

….that my book has been reprinted? Oh I did? I really am very pleased with it*. So, I hope are the lovely people who bought it last night, after my … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Navigation: second edition

So, dear reader, here’s big news. The reprint of my book Navigation is with me and I’m frankly bowled over; it feels like a whole new book. Why so excited? … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

Making an exhibition of myself

Today’s NaPoWriMo effort is posted in haste as I’m off to pick up the reprint of my book. I’m on the road after that for a few days, so those … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Concerning foxes

With the first performances of Riverlands over, we have a break until our next one at Macclesfield’s Barnaby Festival on 24th June. Jo Blake Cave and I will tweak it … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Angling for compliments

Last weekend Jo Blake Cave and I premiered our new show Riverlands, based on our travels on the river Nene in Northamptonshire. We intended to launch the show last autumn, … Continue reading

April 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

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