Poetry Blog by Emma Decent
I'm starting a writing class in 2 weeks time in Todmorden. Branching out into teaching and running workshops in creative writing is a new venture for me, and I'm really looking foward to this first big crack at it. If you are in Tod or the Calder Valley have a look at this, and get in touch if you fancy coming! Hopefully appearing on the Gig Guide soon.
Tuesday 2nd September 2014 10:08 am
...with Angela Smith and Jane Steele on Sun 3 July - Wild, also on gig guide!
Saturday 25th June 2011 5:55 pm
I'm doing this gig next Friday! First solo showcase (yikes!) Check out the gig guide.
Saturday 25th June 2011 5:53 pm
Does anyone know owt about poetry slams going in the north west these days?
Sunday 27th February 2011 7:57 pm
I'm doing some events in the next week or so, with some great other poets too...
TONIGHT - Weds 9 Feb - OUTSPOKEN
Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester
Part of QUEER CONTACT 2011. Dominic Berry hosts a night of alternative voices featuring headliner Rosie Lugosi, the Outspoken poets - that includes me! - also Regie Cabico from New York and Danez Smith
Wednesday 9th February 2011 10:39 am
by Emma Decent 2010
We sleep like two hares
wrapped in each other’s paws,
near the surface of water
of the Burnley Canal,
while golden fish
swim around us, goggle-eyed!
You like to sleep face down
so you flop upon me,
my warm fur belly your bed.
I like to lie on my back
so you are my covers,
our strong hare arms...
Wednesday 9th February 2011 10:31 am
I was travelling in America in October and while I was there I did this poem at Chicago's famous Uptown Poetry Slam, 'where slam began', which was a fab night, go there if you can! Well I had to didn't I? This poem is about my fascinations and contradictions about that great nation, partly why I was there. (The photo is me, there, honest, just taken on my rubbish mobile.)
Thursday 16th December 2010 5:06 pm
By the way does anyone know of any good poetry nights in.. Poland, Berlin, Hong Kong, USA or Toronto? Just thought I'd ask...
Monday 13th September 2010 3:59 pm
I’m about to go on a 2 month world trip - tomorrow in fact! After my Dad died last year (and a year of sitting quietly absorbing, feeling and processing all that), this year I woke up inspired to get on with the things that you dream of doing before you can no more! One of these things is travelling so here we go!
It’s quite a personal journe...
Friday 10th September 2010 8:05 pm
Myself and Alison McCabe are organising this amazing night of fab women writers including the wonderful Clare Shaw, Meriel Malone, Jackie Hagan, Steph Pike... and ourselves! There will also be an open mic slot, so women bring your writing!
It's on Fri 16 July, check out the gig guide if this image is too small to read the details. Cheers.
Please note, we had to change the venue, it's no...
Monday 21st June 2010 4:46 pm