Poetry Blogs (2020, wirral)
The film version of the poetry anthology 'The Quality of Mersey' had its premiere with Wirral Festival of Firsts earlier this month. The film showcases eight poems, beginning at the source and then ending at the river's mouth.
The film is available to watch here:
Saturday 17th October 2020 3:41 pm
People say "Ewww, you don't write like you come from the Wirral!" And yet I can't write a better metaphor than this!
WHO PUT SUSPICION IN THE RAINBOW?
A bridge has the first clue
Not a single natural occurrence
Folklore is just the arguments
When enough blood spilt of "Promise"
And promised to whom until every paw
Daubed on crying babies watered
A crossing to where demanded?
Only fair to ask one question
If walk up across bridge
What could happen
If from other way
Sunday 20th September 2020 2:28 pm
Wirral poets Barry Woods and Michelle Wright are curating a people's poem during the UK lockdown period. The poem is, at present, ten pages long and will be launched online on May 11th.
Friday 24th April 2020 10:39 pm
The neck of the wine cracked open
And I thought I’d better join them
But I didn’t
Instead I looked in or dipped my toes into
Or faced a discrimination so many had done before
As our taxi rolled in “the Keg” was letting loose
Those just out of school to fight over a woman
Or beat themselves up
I fiddled with the cash machine, as if on the edge of a war zone...
Tuesday 31st July 2018 1:22 am