Tag Archives: poetry

10 Hour Poetry Challenge

Fellow member of Kid Glove, Maeve Scullion, has been organising a charity fundraising event for Child.org whereby poets write and perform poems for 10 hours straight. Wanting to take part, but being in Spain, I decided to participate online. I … Continue reading

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No Habla Español: English Woman Living in Spain #7

So, a friend of mine asked how the Spanish was going today and so I thought about writing this. Here’s your answer, Alys! I’ve had to be flexible recently as it’s been Semana Santa. It also means I’m having to … Continue reading

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No Habla Español: English Woman Living in Spain #6

I last updated this series around two months ago. The major change that has happened that makes learning a another language so much more important is ‘Brexit’. Theresa May has signed papers that mean this is actually happening. The “United” … Continue reading

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Hypocrite

I was at primary school when I first learnt what the word ‘hypocrite’ meant. I remember because I recall shouting it at other players during after-school netball games. I say shouting, but I’m quite softly spoken and so maybe I … Continue reading

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Late Bloomers

It was recently National Poetry Day, and a feeling waved over me that has been kept at bay since being in Spain. It has been around a month now, and I can’t remember the last time I was this happy. Aside … Continue reading

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Singapore #Top 5

Poetry night While it may not be the number one for everyone, as a poet, getting to read some new poems at a night in another country was an incredible highlight. It was just like any other night, but so … Continue reading

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Feminist Poetry

One funny (aka annoying) thing about identifying as a Feminist and being relatively vocal about it as a poet (like putting on an event with women-only features) is that you get put in a particular box. The thing is, the … Continue reading

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Wellbeing: World Bipolar Day

I’ve never been properly diagnosed, because I’m sure it would be more official, but a doctor once told me I have cyclothymia. It’s a mild form of bipolar disorder, and means that my functioning isn’t as impaired as those who … Continue reading

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World Poetry Day: Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday For my friends and loved ones, the Year 11 girl whose grandma passed away this weekend, and for anyone else this may comfort. Here, have these blessed things, carry them with you as you journey home. This knowledge … Continue reading

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Acts of Kindness

After writing this post, I redrafted a poem from a couple of years ago (something I’m meaning to do with a lot of poems). The act of kindness described in this post made me think of a workshop with Deanna … Continue reading

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