Jo Bell’s Always There Awards #2

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 to put on a live event. Who knew that we were allowed to have FUN? Who knew that poetry nights could be so loud thatContinue reading “Jo Bell’s Always There Awards #2”

Strange girls and poetry challenges

This strange girl, at least, was born to tell YOU what you missed this year in the world of poetry. Stand by for a mammoth blog, as I announce the Bell Jar awards for Lovely Poetic Things, 2011. Drum roll…… no, make that a cheese roll…. Best festival of the year? Well, you might thinkContinue reading “Strange girls and poetry challenges”