The Bell Jar: Jo Bell's blog

"She lives the poetry she cannot write" – Wilde

Tag Archives: Action Transport Theatre

Pride comes before… ouch!

And why wouldn’t I be? If you didn’t notice that it was National Poetry Day (NPD) on Thursday…. then go and watch this film to make up for it. Or this one. … Continue reading

October 11, 2010 · 2 Comments

The nights are drawing in…

…and at Shambala, where flowers grow large and fine poets thrive, my festival season drew to a close. The poets included the tireless Dreadlockalien, topical Pete the Temp, regal Jean … Continue reading

September 5, 2010 · 1 Comment

Swing votes and swingers

I start with a chocolatey reflection on this week’s events. Let us speak no more of it until the end of this blog. Meanwhile, I had a weekend off, haring … Continue reading

May 9, 2010 · 4 Comments

Jobbing poets

I’ve been up against John Siddique twice this week, and that’s not as much fun as it sounds. The best-dressed poet in the North West (not much competition, admittedly) kept … Continue reading

April 11, 2010 · 4 Comments

Motherhood and Robin Hood

My former mentee (left) casts me aside like a sloughed snakeskin on March 25th. Charlie Jordan’s showcase performance at the Library Theatre, Birmingham will include poems of football, cake and … Continue reading

March 14, 2010 · 4 Comments

Holiday? I need a rest

Remember that Gary Larson cartoon where the schoolboy puts up his hand and says ‘Please sir…. my brain is full’? I know how he felt. Last week was taken up … Continue reading

February 27, 2010