I have two Matthew Clegg collections from Longbarrow Press. It would be difficult to overstate the effect reading Matthew Clegg’s work has had on the way I look at poetry. He was the first Longbarrow poet that I came across and I have recommended his work to people ever since. Something else that has impressed … More Matthew Clegg
This is a great piece, involving work from one of my favourite poets ever to come to the Symposium: An outstanding piece made with the art of Dominique Cameron, the words of Mark Goodwin and the filming of Martyn Blundell. The sound by Mensa. If it was a film you’d call it an ensemble piece. … More ‘Moor’
There are so many bad poetry blogs out there (including this one). So today you should go to a good one. Go to Billy Mills’ blog and read these reviews: https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/8590811/posts/2807739652. You’ll find reviewing that is knowledgeable from someone who clearly knows and thinks a lot about poetry. The first review is a great book … More Poetry Review(s)
So, a man called Mark Craig bought an answer phone machine and kept every message on it… and made it into this film: https://archive.org/details/VODO3TalkToMe, And it is oddly affecting.
I came across this, that you may like. It’s John Glenday talking about writing poetry: http://www.stanzapoetry.org/blog/top-tips-top-poets. It’s all good advice. Of course it is. However, what really struck me is that if you were to take many prominent examples of modern poetry that are ‘good’ in the eyes of the arbiters of taste (magazines, presses, … More John Glenday on Poetry
New unreleased material from The Limps, from 1980. Fond memories of playing on a bill with these guys for the 40th anniversary of Matchbox Classics.
This anthology that came out last year is an inspiring foray into the possibilities that the page offers. A flick through Britain’s poetry magazines might lead you to believe that UK poetry is in the slough of despond. There are one or two journals and magazines that still come through my door that only drop … More ‘Europoe’
You may well be aware of the work of Anthony Etherin – and you may not. If you’re not, you could put that right by going to the Penteract Press website and buying some books: you will find the prices very reasonable! He also has a series of podcasts in which he talks to someone … More Anthony Etherin Podcast
We had booked the wonderful poet Kate Davis (published by Penned in the Margins) for the May Symposium that never was. Here’s hoping that we can ask her to come to a restored Symposium soon. In the meantime, a poem film of ‘The Girl Who Forgets How to Walk’ will be here (see link) from … More Kate Davis – Poem Film