When guest editor Jess Green chose this poem, she said "I love the familiarity and warmth of Dancing In Your Houses, the idea of throughout the week we 'feel the air waiting patiently for Friday' and the image of ' the corners of the front room no-one usually goes in are filled with wind-milling arms'. … Continue reading Dancing In Your Houses by Sarah L Dixon
This week we start a series of poems selected by guest editor Jess Green, on the theme of 'Difference & Defiance'. Of our first piece , she says "I love a poem which does a lot with as little as possible. The question of the final line about a past which has led to 'weekend … Continue reading Crewe by Ye Min
This week we feature a poignant poem by Steve, about the changes wrought on everyday life by bereavement. Steve May worked extensively in the field of drama-in-education, including winning an Edinburgh Fringe First with Wigan Young People’s Theatre, before becoming an acupuncturist. He regularly performs his work around the NE of England and further afield. … Continue reading Patterns by Steve May
Nick uses vintage footage of Cannon Street to make his poem even more powerful. We hope you enjoy and share his work!
Guest editor Clive Birnie selected this poem because, he says, "I love the reflections of sounds; diaries, fairies..." How to build a home after Clare Shaw Cover the bare bulbs with tassels and shades that take the light and warm and dull it. Place boots in the hallway. They will tangle into a comfortable … Continue reading How To Build A Home by Sarah L Dixon