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Bella – a purrfect girl

Bella, small and beautiful Bella, a reminder of two weeks in Italy I had a photo of you and your brother, in my wallet during that holiday, and you came to live with me upon my return. You were always…

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#Repost @brookespoetry • • • • • • As part of the @thinkhumanfest here at @oxfordbrookes next month, there are six terrific (and terrifically free) #poetry events! Here’s a list so you know what they are and can attend them all! Don’t forget to register asap as spaces are limited – and please do share! On Sun 2 Feb, join very famous actor Toby Jones & almost-as-famous John Clare supremo Prof Simon Kövesi for an evening of poetry and music celebrating Clare’s life and work! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/john-clare-an-anniversary-celebration-with-toby-jones-tickets-75734657399 On Mon 3 Feb, Dr Dan O’Gorman has organized a magnificent panel of speakers, including Momtaza Mehri, to discuss ‘Stories of Hatred: how writers fight Islamophobia’: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stories-of-hatred-how-writers-fight-islamophobia-tickets-81243831487 On Tue 4 Feb, experience poet Jay Bernard’s stirring augmented reality installation that explores how we can be haunted by our histories and our everyday lives: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/unbody-get-haunted-in-augmented-reality-tickets-80832081933 Also on 4 Feb, join the Poetry Centre, poets Susie Campbell, Jo Young, psychologist Dr Rita Phillips, & war expert Dr Jane Potter as we showcase extraordinary work from our military veterans’ poetry workshops! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-poet-as-a-soldier-and-veteran-what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-soldier-tickets-81245811409 Then on Thu 6 Feb, join us for ‘Constitutions and poetry’ – a multilingual poetry reading & discussion about how poets & writers respond to law, nationalism & cultural identity. With Niall O’Gallagher, Llŷr Gwyn Lewis, Stacey Astill, Prof Peter Edge & Dr Catriona Mackie: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/constitutions-and-poetry-how-writers-relate-to-authority-tickets-81225606977 And finally on Mon 10 Feb, our fab colleague Dr @maryjeanchan hosts ‘Intersectional Identities: exploring race and culture through poetry’, with the fantastic line up of Anthony Anaxagorou, Will Harris & Nisha Ramayya: https://oldfirestation.org.uk/whats-on/intersectional-identities-exploring-race-and-culture-through-poetry/ And did we mention that all these events are free! Come

#Repost @brookespoetry • • • • • • As part of the @thinkhumanfest here at @oxfordbrookes next month, there are six terrific (and terrifically free) #poetry events! Here’s a list so you know what they are and can attend them all! Don’t forget to…

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Went looking for the #BHM2017 poetry displays that I have been helping put together for @brookespoetry. I found 4 of the 5…. can you find the rest? https://www.poetry.brookes.ac.uk/projects/black-history-month/ #BlackHistoryMonth @oxfordbrookes #poetry

Went looking for the #BHM2017 poetry displays that I have been helping put together for @brookespoetry. I found 4 of the 5…. can you find the rest? https://www.poetry.brookes.ac.uk/projects/black-history-month/ #BlackHistoryMonth @oxfordbrookes #poetry

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First Sense of the Season

First Sense of the Season Misty mornings of August days. Curled leaves lie in the gutter With fallen conkers, shells split Bunches of elderberries, squashed a cushed, fermented smell that lingers in the still, fresh, air. A day of muted…

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Ghosts in the Woods

Barney and Emily run, shrieking through the woodland. Plimsoled feet through the dry, leafy floor. Carol sits with her Sony Walkman under the tree with the initials and dates carved into its stretched sides. Hugo talks maths puzzles with the…

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We are the same / but I am different

Silent Voices: A Selection of Poems Written by Those Not Always Heard by Jo Allmond (Editor), Joy Thomas (Editor) This is quite simply an outstanding anthology of poetry however you look at it. Every poem had me gripping the page…

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Giving Voice to the Silent

On Saturday I took part for the second time, as author and panellist, at the 3rd Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival. I reprised my role from last year for the talk on Writing About Difference. This is a discussion that, just…

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Adventures in poetry

Selected Poetry of John Clare by John Clare, edited by Jonathan Bate It’s been a perrennial ambition of mine to read more poetry. Unlike last year when I fulfilled an aim to read Tolstoy’s War & Peace, poetry is much…

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A Poem A Day

It has been a longheld resolution to read more poetry, but it is an ambition for whatever reason I find really hard. In all honesty, whilst I consume novels and stories with a passion, I do find it hard to…

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Snowdrops!

Snowdrops! The cold hand of winter is easing over the land. The bulbs of new growth shows that Spring is nearly here. #snowdrops #spring #favouriteflower #poetry #odetojoy

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