Messages of hope from Ally O’Neill

Hello! In addition to our Friday poems selected by Jane Burn, we're delighted to bring you a few poems and messages from the participants of our monthly digital storytelling workshops. Ally O'Neill is a mum of two teenagers, born and raised in Middlesbrough. She says I started off writing songs after learning the guitar at … Continue reading Messages of hope from Ally O’Neill

Beginning The End by Pauline May

Today we bring you a haunting pantoum by Pauline May. Pauline lives in Sunderland with her husband, son and cat. She has worked extensively in education and across child protection, special educational needs and drama in education. She enjoys performing at spoken word events across the north east. She has had poems published in The … Continue reading Beginning The End by Pauline May

A digital story by Joyce Skinner

As poetry-lovers mourn the passing of the wonderful Mary Oliver, we'd like to bring you this piece of memoir by Joyce. Like Mary Oliver, Joyce finds solace and a spiritual connection in nature. Although the fields and wild places of her childhood may be changed, some remain preserved, and all are celebrated. Have a peaceful … Continue reading A digital story by Joyce Skinner