A reading of 2018

Happy 2018! A slow building realisation has crept up on me in the last couple of months and become completely clear in the new year – I am a reader again! A few years ago I went through a big break up (the kind that involved a sudden move and my possessions being spread across…

Poetry in pieces

I leave poetry quotes for my mum in her shopping lists. She has taken to calling me the ‘Poetry Fairy’. They are sometimes quite lengthy quotes and sometimes just a couple of lines, but never the whole poem. Twitter accounts that Tweet excerpts of poems proliferate. Instagram users post select lines from poems. Is it…

Poetry and me

I want to use this blog to write about my love of poetry and I am going to begin with reflecting on why and also how I read poetry, and what it means to me. The context for this post is a few facts about me…I can be fast, doing lots of things at the same time. I…