Archives for the month of: February, 2013


Last September I took part in Amuse Bouche at Stockton ARC. It was a free night of poetry organised by ARC and Apples and Snakes. I performed my poetry alongside Andrew Schlater and Rowan McCabe. It was an amazing experience. We had our performance skills honed by Kirsten from Apples and Snakes and ARC’s Annabel and Helen.

We will be replicating the evening at Newcastle’s Live Theatre in less than three weeks. The gig will take place on Tuesday March 19th in Live’s Undercroft space. This is the comfy, intimate room next to the bar. You can sup wine, beer or tea and listen to us for FREE. Mind you, you still have to book your ticket. Go to live’s website and the fun starts at 8pm


Saw Anne’s draft copy of our Allotment book today. It’s great collaborating with her. Ideas flow between us and cleanse my tired brain cells of negativity and cynicism. Two creative heads really are better than one. It’s easy to forget this when one comes up against Artistic Pains Dans Le Derriere. Or folks who are TERRIFIED of New Ideas and Change.

There’s still work to do on it but I’d imagine copies should go on sale sometime in the next month to six weeks.

2013 is shaping up to be a creative year. As well as this collaboration, some of my unpublished poems will appear in a pamphlet celebrating 40 years of Iron Press. There’s gonna be a birthday celebration in May. Check out this link for more info


Anne Proctor is a talented printmaker and artist. We collided at Tynemouth Station’s weekend market last summer where she has a stall selling her FANTASTIC limited edition prints.
Just before Christmas Anne suggested we work together. I was delighted by this suggestion as I’d been circling her stall for months trying to pluck up the courage to suggest something similar.
Anne suggested the theme Allotments and I’m just about to send her the final version of a poem on this topic.
Anne will sprinkle her artistic magic on it, bung it in the ol’ creative Aga and a beautiful handmade book should come out ready to be consumed by lovers of art, poetry, nature and allotments.
Watch this space. In the meantime check out Anne’s blog

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