Archive for the 'Poem' Category

Agenda – Online Broadsheet

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Fantastic to see two of my poems in Agenda‘s latest online broadsheet. You can read ‘First Communion’ and ‘What you brought with you here here.

Romsey Poets at Romsey Art Festival

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

As summer draws to a close I can’t help thinking what a jolly fine summer it was. There have been poems about blackberrying, actual blackberrying, trips to the seaside, tandems on the Monsal Trail and much more. There were activities galore in Cambridge of course and in particular the Romsey Art Festival was a huge […]

Fame at last

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Last night Grahame and I made it on to Patrick‘s radio show – Headstand. You can hear us reading some of our poems, talking about the Free Inkers and some interesting music here…. 16.12.12 with Grahame Johnson and Suzi Shimwell by Headstand on Mixcloud

CB1 ends with wrestler poet

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

The last CB1 poetry event of the season, sob. We got to hear Angus Sinclair and Helen Ivory reading, along with a whole bunch of open mic poets which included Rob Renfree and Peter Daniels. I have to say Angus Sinclair was excellent – and what an eclectic mix – poet and wrestler. Well worth […]

University of Cambridge celebrates 800 years

Monday, January 19th, 2009

I was in Cambridge over the weekend and got to see some of the celebrations for the 800 year anniversary of the university. On Saturday night there was a wonderful light show projected on to the Senate House with illustrations by Quentin Blake. On Sunday morning Tim and I wandered to the Fitzwilliam to see […]

John Stammers

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

I only have two weeks left of my poetry class and I’m feeling very sad about it. John Stammers is an interesting teacher and a good poet so it’s been an honour to attend his class. So good in fact that I might have to go back to City Lit for more of their quality […]

Free poetry readings at Somerset House

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

If you happen to be in London on Friday or indeed selected Fridays over the next few of months it might be worth going to Somerset House for one of their free poetry readings. Dates and poets are listed. Somerset House is great place to go between 10 and 2 on a Monday because The […]

We just say we exist

Monday, July 9th, 2007

So much has been happening lately. I was so pleased to hear that Alan Johnston had been freed that I cried. I became suspicious of Facebook and their data collection. I finally finished an assignment for my OU course. I gave up sugar and feel a million times better and I rediscovered Cake – the […]