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Triangle Garden

Thanks to Triangle Garden, W9 for welcoming me as their poet-in-residence for the day on Sunday 18 June.  Thanks too to The Poetry School, London Parks and Gardens Trust and Arts Council England for organising and supporting the Mixed Borders scheme.

It was an inspiring, poetry-filled day in the sun.  I asked visitors to tell me their favourite aspects of Triangle and wrote a poem using their words.  I also encouraged people to pen their own triangular poems to join mine on the poetry bunting.

Thanks to a visitor for the sketch of the garden above.

 

Residency approaches fast

I am busy preparing for this Sunday 18 June when I will be poet-in-residence in Triangle Garden, Little Venice (10am-5pm).

Plans include asking visitors to contribute to a group poem in celebration of the garden, and encouraging them to add a triangular poem to my poetry bunting.

More details here:

http://www.opensquares.org/detail/Triangle.html?Name=triangle&Go=Go

https://poetryschool.com/mixed-borders/mixed-borders-whos-2/

Poem published on blog

My poem Lament for Didcot A has been featured on The Poetry School’s blog this week.

Very happy to get this comment from Simon Barraclough: ‘Love this. Great inclusion of ‘non-poetic’ industrial language. And I love a good ode.’

Read it here:

https://poetryschool.com/poems/lament-for-didcot-a/

Mixed Borders

I am delighted to have been selected to work with The Poetry School and the London Parks and Gardens Trust on their Mixed Borders poet-in-residence project this year.  I will be taking up residence in a garden for the Open Garden Squares Weekend in June.

For more information see: https://poetryschool.com/theblog/announcing-mixed-borders-2017-poets/