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ROYAL MAIL GIVES AWAY FREE STAMPS!

The snow had all sorts of effects here in Scotland (another three inches busy glittering this morning). It closed schools and colleges for several days. It led to "accidents on untreated roads". It led to more "untreated roads". In fact, the road where we live has not yet had a treat.

However, there were some beneficial effects, too. Among these was the free stamps.

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My latest HappenStance 'jiffybag' (for which, many thanks), virgin as described, was recycled to send a book. I also have a collec... Read More
Monday, 10 January 2011 16:07
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Frances Cornford needed in November

 

Thick snow here, as most of the east coast of the UK. What's needed is a bit of Frances Cornford:

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WISDOM COMES WITH WINTERS

Or so, allegedly, said Oscar Wilde. As snow gusts past my window, so does the flurry of tasks for this morning.

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Not sure if it's good etiquette to reply to this, but given that "poets need to be online" I'd better have a stab. I think my exc... Read More
Sunday, 28 November 2010 21:32
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TAKE YOUR PICADOR!

Gill Andrews, author of The Thief, has been shortlisted for the 2010 Picador Poetry Prize. But that's not all.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

It is Alan Hill's birthday today and it is also the official publication date of his pamphlet No Biography.

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THE PLOT HAS LANDED

Plot and Counterplot, my own second collection, is in the HappenStance shop. You can buy it from here via PayPal, or by post, or go to the Shoestring Press website and purchase using their downloadable form. One of the poems inside is also available as a PoemCard.

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