Versions of The North

  • On the publication of my first poetry collection and why I’m too stubborn to pick one form or genre and stick to it

    A word is dead When it is said, Some say. I say it just begins to live that day. – Emily Dickinson     Come November 2016 my poems will live, not just in small gatherings at spoken word gigs or in anthologies, magazines and websites but en masse within a real paper and print…

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  • Sowing

    I’ve been so busy that I can barely believe it’s been four weeks since my last blog. ‘How is the book going?’ people keep asking.  My reply at the moment is tentative but consistent, ‘It’s going.’  I am making progress but I am aware I still have quite a way to go.  Between helping my…

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  • Publication, Performances and Giving Up Caffeine

    Since the number of workshops I’m running increased again, I’ve managed to stick to the pledged eight hours a week on Skybound, except that is for the week before last.  However, as last week was a week without workshops, I more than caught up then.  Without wanting to jinx it, I’m currently feeling excited about…

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