“I hope people like the anthology. There is a great variety of writing and styles in there. And there does seem to be a growing interest in poetry at the moment, perhaps because people are taking more time to look at things.”
‘Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness’
Images by Rosie Hopkins
Poetry Corner: Small Things by Wendy Alford
“pulling open paper wrapping/the appetising smell/smacks us in the face
Abraham Lincoln & Robert Burns
“Robert Burns is Scotland’s poet but he belongs to the world….I make no apologies for beginning my story about Burns not in Ayrshire, but in America.”
Poetry Corner: Máj, May
Czech poet Karel Hynek Mácha (1810 – 1836) to celebrate the 1st of May
I Discover Dorothy Parker
“It’s always good to discover a good writer, someone that you haven’t read before – it doesn’t happen often, but it’s good when it does!”
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? – Do Emoji People Emote?
“I saw the film ‘Blade Runner’ when it first came out in 1982, and have seen it – I don’t know how many times, since”
Poetry Corner:The Road Not Taken
On Friday night at 11pm we leave the EU and just like in today’s poem; the fork in the road is directly in front of us all.
“This is essentially a story about the universal, global appeal and relevance of a poet in a world that boasts at least forty statues of him.”
There’s Always An Orkney Connection……..
“Once again, Mike was travelling with his work, this time, to a meeting of ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Seas) in Lisbon, Portugal. “