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Five

A lovely green cover for my contribution to the Clutag Five Poems Series. There are only 100 of these, so hurry along to http://www.clutagpress.com/clutag-shop/ for your copy.

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I’m really looking forward to this

Monday 25th January, Coffee-House Poetry at The Troubadour, 263-267 Old Brompton Road LONDON SW5 9JA From 8 to 10 pm, tickets £7 Book via PayPal on website www.coffeehousepoetry.org or by cheque payable to Coffee-House Poetry, PO Box 16210, LONDON, W4 1ZP The classic Coffee-House Poetry prelude to spring, a scintillating winter salon of new voices & new collections: Jessica Traynor was awarded the Ireland Chair of […]

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Torbay Festival of Poetry

Delighted to be reading with Wynn Wheldon at this year’s festival. If you’re in Devon, come along to the Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torquay, on Sunday 25th October at 2.45. Tickets £5. http://www.torbaypoetryfestival.co.uk

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The Room

Come to Anthony Howell’s venue The Room, http://the-room.org.uk/performances/poetry/ on Saturday 3rd October at 7.30 to hear me reading with James Byrne, Sarah Law and Anouche Sherman, hosted by Irina Jauhiainen. £5 entry plus refreshments.

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Ambit

I’ll be reading at the launch of Ambit 219 at 7.30 on January 27th 2015 at The Sun and 13 Cantons  http://www.sunand13cantons.co.uk/ on Jan 27th 2015. Readings start at 7.30. £5 on the door or free entry with the purchase of the magazine. Doors open at 7.

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Waiting, part 4

Very glad to hear Graham has found a proper producer now, so all I have to do I get the downstairs loo fixed in time for shooting at the end of February and think about how to keep next door’s dog from barking.

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Waiting, part 3

I am the eighth day! Serves me right for boasting about my (1998) producer credit on ‘Westminster Women’. I can organise to feed and clothe a family of four can’t I? Is an Islington street filming licence (small crew) so very different? Graham thinks shooting in January will have its advantages. Any talented DP/camera-operators reading this? […]

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Magma 60

Looking forward to the new freedom-themed Magma, where one of my cow sonnets has broken in between poems by Andrew Pidoux and Alice Willington. Forward prize winner Kei Miller will be reading at the magazine’s London launch for Magma 60 on Friday 28 November at 7pm at the London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL. The […]

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Waiting, part 2

Great news from the playground of Graham’s kids’ primary school where a fellow parent/actor has agreed to star in our film. Now all we need is an eighth day in the week.

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Rain in Spain

Wonderful and strange to pick up two messages one afternoon on a drizzly Asturias beach this August, both with invitations to read next year. Tuesday 17th March at the Kent and Sussex Poetry Society. And Wednesday 25th November at The Hurst. It never drizzles but it rains!

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