An eco-poet has found a new path to creativity – by writing about the nature to be found on a section of central reservation on a dual carriageway. Lucy Furlong’s chapbook Sward includes a look in great detail at the plants – and rubbish – in the middle of the A240 Kingston Road, from the Tolworth junction with the A3, to the nearby border between London and Surrey. One of her prose-poems in Sward, titled ‘Skin of the Earth’,...
Jane Burn has won the £400 first prize in the Wolverhampton literature festival poetry competition, run in conjunction with Write Out Loud, and judged...
22nd Jan 2020 12:12 pm
It's the first Write Out Loud Woking of 2020 on Thursday 30 January at the LIghtbox art gallery in Woking. Sign up for the open mic, hosted by Greg Fr...
24th Jan 2020 7:59 pm
Hylda Sims, a poet and musician who was one of the pioneers of skiffle, and in more recent years host of the Fourth Friday poetry and music nights at ...
16th Jan 2020 11:18 am
The prestigious annual Saboteur Awards are appealing for funding help after losing their Arts Council grant for their 2020 awards ceremony. The indie ...
21st Jan 2020 12:00 am
This is the sixth of Marge Saiser's poems to appear in my column, and I've written elsewhere how much I admire her work. This poem is typical of her c...
24th Jan 2020 7:59 pm
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