A Plague of Poetry: Poems till Lockdown ends
Friday, 19 February 2021
The February Backroom: Steve Griffiths
We are overdue a fine Welsh poet. Steve Griffiths was born in Anglesey, spent his working life in London, and now lives in Ludlow, where I m...
Thursday, 18 February 2021
The February Backroom: Philip Hall
I'm very pleased to have Phillip Hall in the Backroom today, a very committed, honest and passionate poet who lives in Melbourne, Austra...
Wednesday, 17 February 2021
The February Backroom: Iona Lee
It's nearly a year since I began this blog for a laugh, the Spring sunshine was on the window of the Backroom, lockdown (for us here u...
Friday, 29 January 2021
The Occasional Backroom: Rayanne Haines
T hese are gothic times of course. When I was in Edinburgh last year it had a ghostly aspect but in the middle of lockdown it must be even m...
Tuesday, 5 January 2021
The Festive Back Room: 12th Night with Carol Jane Wilson
12th Night! Heat up the Wassail! Drink 12 pints of it! At this reflective time of year, just when we are at our weakest, and fattest, here c...
Saturday, 2 January 2021
The Festive Backroom: Kirkpatrick Dobie
Striding up Laurieknowe in Dumfries here in 1984 is poet, Kirkpatrick Dobie. From his birth to his death at the age of 91 he stayed, worked...
Wednesday, 30 December 2020
The Festive Backroom: Catherine Strisik
I'm delighted to feature a remarkable poet in the Backroom today. Catherine Strisik is a poet from New Mexico of Greek background. Her p...
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