I am away from home, having my life changed by long poems (no, really). I thought you might like to read the essay on p.17 onwards of this (https://fathomsun.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/tenebrae-ii.pdf) edition of Tenebrae and then watch the Kate Kilalea poem it refers to here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iXA8GAxTnYc. Symposium moments and news will follow. As will some reflections on Longbarrow … More Tenebrae / Kilalea
It’s been a habit of mine to post up some memorable moments from each Symposium after the dust settles. My brain is so full of the event itself (and the voice at the back of my head) that this process helps me enjoy the day – albeit in hindsight. So, I’d like to kick off celebrating … More Symposium Moments 1 (May ’19)
I’m sure everyone has enjoyed our venue for the three Poetry Symposium. It’s lovely: how could you not! However, our growing success has resulted in a nice conundrum. We’ve run out of space for people! We want to grow our event, but we want to keep it free, make it even more inclusive, and create … More Venue Change
So there have been three. That would suggest that this Symposium is a sustainable and repeatable event. What have we discovered in doing this? We’ve discovered that people will come to a poetry event. We’ve discovered that people will come to a poetry event to listen to poetry – as many of those reading this … More Symposium After-thoughts
Thank you to everyone who has been in touch with comments about the Carlisle Poetry Symposium, yesterday. I was overwhelmed last night reading various responses. It is clear that a lot of people of seen the purpose and intent of the event. I thought I would include a few of the comments here. “I must … More Thank You
Thanks to everyone who came out for the debut nightjrrs gig on Saturday. If you missed it, and if you’d like to hear some of it… you can hear the song ‘Curlews Close’ below. The footage has the advantage that I am in the dark for all of the recording. This is good. You can … More nightjrrs Footage!
Hal-an-tow… As the Carlisle Poetry Symposium approaches, it’s a good time to remind the poets about the pop-up bookshop and to reissue the guidelines regarding how the pop-up bookshop works. Anyone (that’s ANYONE) can put their work into the pop-up bookshop and each writer gets 100% (that’s 100%) of the money raised by their work. … More Pop-Up Bookshop Guidelines