Monthly Archives: April 2012

Funding the arts – what is it worth?

Yesterday was Shakespeare’s Birthday. And, fittingly, it was the launch day for the World Shakespeare Festival – a celebration of Shakespeare as the world’s playwright. But not everyone in the arts is celebrating. A group of actors, playwrights and others … Continue reading

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Here, Bullet

If a body is what you want then here is bone and gristle and flesh. Here is the clavicle-snapped wish, the aorta’s opened valves, the leap thought makes at the synaptic gap. Brian Turner, Here, Bullet, Bloodaxe Books 2007 These … Continue reading

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When ‘good enough’ is good enough

Yesterday, delving in the depths of my rucksack, I found a piece of paper with a poem on. With some horror I realised it was the final, final version of the poem I had sent in to the competition the … Continue reading

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Poet in the making

So, today I entered my first poetry competition. It cost £1 to enter and is not going to make me famous. But it did make me feel a little bit like a ‘proper’ poet. I’ve been writing poetry on an … Continue reading

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