21 Nov 2011

Shake the Dust

I am thrilled to have been selected to work in a new post - as a Poet Coach for Shake The Dust 'an exciting new nationwide poetry slam project'.

Shake the Dust

I am just one of five poets chosen to each work in a schools or with a youth group in Plymouth, to teach and develop skills in writing and performing poetry, with a team of talented young people.

Each of us also have a 'shadow' (trainee/assistant) coach to work with us - mine is the very talented Rebecca Tantony from Bristol. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp2H7k3_mak

The project is taking place in five regions of the UK; each region will compete to produce a winning team, and then these teams will compete in a national poetry slam in London in July 2012.

...Do follow us and the trail of dust we will be shaking with these future slam-champions in the making...updates, insights, interviews and sneak previews yet to be posted on this blog...

12 Nov 2011

New Website

So at last, the new website.

After all that webhost/server/computer incompatibility chaos, all those banging-head-on-wall moments trying to work out what DNS and IPS are and twiddling bits of text and uploading photos and...techno-angst...but in the end it was all worth it! (ahhh!)


Go on, have a look.