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
Patterns by Steve May
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
What Is My Life? by Nick Smith
Nick uses vintage footage of Cannon Street to make his poem even more powerful. We hope you enjoy and share his work!
Three poems by Jane Burn
Welcome to this edition of Celebrating Change, kicking off our short season of poems about 'changing home', selected by very special guest editor Clive Birnie. Clive is founder and editor at award-winning independent press, Burning Eye. He's also an artist and a writer of poetry and prose, with an interest in experimental forms using blackout, … Continue reading Three poems by Jane Burn
Call-out for poetry submissions!
I'm delighted to announce the last of our three guest editors - Clive Birnie of Burning Eye Books! He's given a lot of thought to what aspects of change, and of poetry, he'd most like to see from all you fab writers out there, and he says this: I am interested in the effect of … Continue reading Call-out for poetry submissions!
Bringing the Baby Home by Carmen Marcus
Many thanks to Carmen for donating this poem, which is a beautiful meditation on one of the biggest changes anyone can experience - those first days of new parenthood. On 30 June, Carmen will be performing more poems about the 'fourth trimester' period of motherhood at a very special pecha-kucha cabaret Deranged Poetesses : Mothers, as … Continue reading Bringing the Baby Home by Carmen Marcus