Poetry Rollercoaster

Poetry Rollercoaster

The events to launch THIS PLACE I KNOW have been a whole lot of fun and utterly inspiring.  Any doubts I might have had as to whether this anthology truly represented the spirit of 21st Century Cumbrian poetry evaporated as, at every event from Maryport to Kendal,...
THIS PLACE I KNOW is published

THIS PLACE I KNOW is published

I am thrilled to announce that THIS PLACE I KNOW, A new anthology of Cumbrian Poetry, was published on October 1st.  Exciting times!  Kerry Darbishire, Kim Moore and I have spent a busy year gathering together the very best contemporary poetry by writers from every...
A Poem and A Pint – Faces of the Poets

A Poem and A Pint – Faces of the Poets

It was another wonderful night of poetry in Ulverston on 17th February at A Poem and Pint.  The initial regret that the guest poet, Joanne Limburg, had flu and had had to cancel was soon forgotten as the committee stepped up to the microphone. Poems ranged from Mark...
A new year and old friends

A new year and old friends

The scene outside may be a little bleak but it has been a very cheery start to the 2018 as I start to make contact again with poets I knew during my bookselling days in Ulverston. There was a lot of literary activity in the town at the time with South Cumbria...
CALLING CUMBRIAN POETS!

CALLING CUMBRIAN POETS!

A New Anthology of Cumbrian Poetry Handstand Press invites poets currently living or who have lived in Cumbria to submit three poems (maximum 60 lines) for inclusion in a new and exciting anthology of best contemporary poetry. The selection panel will be looking for...