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Writing Self in Poetry

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  What is self & how do I write it?   Colossal, tumescent questions hanging & waiting to drop. In their falling the splattered matter of their existence is what poetry picks up (poetry that I like to read & write anyway.) The splattered matter of self.   What do I mean by this word self, which often gets kicked around like a football on a tired pitch. One dictionary definition writes this:   self: […]

Wretched Strangers

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I am honoured and grateful to have my poem, ‘An essay on the Dragon and the Invisible Creatures’ published in this forthcoming anthology by Boilerhouse Press. Wretched Strangers brings together innovative writing on re-conceptions of  ‘shared foreigness’ from around the globe, celebrating the irreducible diversity such work brings to ‘British’ poetry. Proceeds will go to charities fighting for the rights of refugees. Please pre order your copies here: https://www.boilerhouse.press/product-page/wretched-strangers

The Essex Book Festival

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I am over the moon to be writer in residence at Chalkwall Hall- Southend on Sea as part of The Essex Book Festival. My residency will start from the 19th March and ends on the 27th March.  Polish Independence in 1918 nestles in the chambers of thought and serves as potential content for my writing.  A new area to explore…   https://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/a-soviet-childhood/

A Poetical Response to Joseph Conrad

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Come and hear our responses to the work of Joseph Conrad at the Poetry Library 1st November 2017 https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/124451-poetic-celebration-joseph-conrad-2017 The poem also appears in WildCourt, an online journal ‘committed to thinking about poetry’ at King’s College London. http://wildcourt.co.uk/new-work/conrad-60-notes-towards-poem-agnieszka-studzinska/