Tag Archives: Poetry

Burnley Literary Festival – day four Open-mic


How odd are the acoustics in my new home – the hoover seems to be in a different place according to where I sit in the bay window. I’m still ruminating on last night’s Open-mic session. I was late to … Continue reading

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Burnley Literary Festival – Day Two


This Sunday …like every Sunday was family visits day. What makes it different is it’s Jen’s birthday. It’s going to be a cooking and meals with the children day. I walked the dogs and followed this up with a two … Continue reading

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Kulturá at Kavá 2


[* edited 06/08/2016] To blog or not to blog. I shuck off thoughts of Grant Morrison’s Invisibles (Vertigo Comics) and retellings of The Fisher King. Once more I am at Kulturá at the Kavá in Todmorden. In another life, things … Continue reading

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Kulturá at Kavá (in Todmorden)


Last night I went to the Kavá, a coffee shop in Todmorden. The Kavá holds a Kulturá evening on the last Thursday of each month. Last night’s event consisted of Poetry Lecture: Coleridge and Eyes this was followed by a poetry discussion … Continue reading

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The Whitaker


Over the past few days I’ve been toying with writing up my notes on Energy Risk – outside the crazy world of books is an even crazier world of finance, and risk modelling. In a former life, I did risk … Continue reading

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New Poem due to a no show by Jill, our Writing tutor


Two months back, Irwell Writers agreed to have a writing tutor, funded by Bury Borough Council for a period of 5 weeks, beginning 28/04/15. Jill – our first writing tutor – promised to use our current arrangement (we bring pieces … Continue reading

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Poems and Short Stories: Has You Like It


Book Launch A couple of months ago I put the finishing touches to Has You Like It. This is a collection of poetry and short stories by the members of Hasiwriters, a writing group. They meet regularly in Haslingden Library. More … Continue reading

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An Account of the Last Years of Burnley Grammar School


Burnley Over the next few weeks I will be putting the finishing touches to a book about Burnley, a town in Lancashire, UK. The book looks at the history of the area covering the period from Anglo-Saxon times up to the … Continue reading

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New Books


I’ve just published two books (December 2014). The first is published on behalf of my writing group, Hasiwriters who meet regularly in Haslingden Library. It includes two of my short stories: Writing Day and After School and is called: Has You … Continue reading

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On Poetry


The first principle. If you wait it will fade. Explore the impulse. This assumes you have both inclination and wherewithal. The second principle Know something of it Then, bin all you know You won’t get there on rules gone stale … Continue reading

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