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Deborah Harvey · 2W ago

O Brave New World

I'm going to call her a collie-doodle, but apparently the correct nomenclature is bordoodle, which seems like a wasted opportunity to me. Anyway, Lucy is gorgeous and she is eight weeks old ...
Deborah Harvey · 3W ago

The Satchel of Poems and St Melangell's Good Hare Day

Sunday - and there was more birthdaying to be done. Or at least, we had to go to Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire to pick up my present. This was The Satchel Of Poems commissioned by the Northe...
Deborah Harvey · 3W ago

Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk Part II: But the weather turned around

High in the attic of Brown's Hotel, Storm Brian sounded very loud indeed. It woke us several times in the night. I wondered if we'd complete our walk. Maybe we'd have to come back and stay a...
Deborah Harvey · 4W ago

Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk Part I: And there could I marvel my birthday away

The sky turned red and then stopped being red and the Poetry Festival ended with readings from Sarah Howe, Karen McCarthy Woolf and Rishi Dastidar; plus two poetry shows, The Venus Papers an...
Deborah Harvey · 1M ago

Bristol Poetry Festival so far and a visit to Wells Festival of Literature 2017

The Bristol Poetry Festival is galloping into its final week. The last seven days have seen fantastic sets from Tara Bergin, Liz Berry, Helen Ivory, Lucy English, and Lois P Jones (the winne...
Deborah Harvey · 1M ago

A Poem for World Mental Health Day 2017

William Cowper was an 18th century poet and hymn writer, born a generation or two before Blake, Coleridge, Clare and Keats, and like them, posthumously diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Of co...
Deborah Harvey · 1M ago

The things we do for poetry ...

Yesterday started with poetting in Weston-Super-Mare. It was a bit blustery down there, especially on the front. Then back to Bristol for the first big event of the Poetry Festival, the slam...
Deborah Harvey · 1M ago

If you're serious about writing poetry ...

... you'll know that the best way to be a better poet is to read it and listen to it too. Here's some of the extraordinary poetry events Bristol Poetry Festival is hosting over the next few ...
Deborah Harvey · 1M ago

Fun Palaces in Weston-Super-Mare Library this Saturday

Fun Palaces(and pleasure domes of poetry)this Saturdayat
Deborah Harvey · 1M ago

Seven Sisters on the Last Day of September

The annual summons for my daughter's birthday - which retains its importance even unto her 28th year - saw us on the south coast, at Seven Sisters.  There must be studies on the significance...