Retreat: some definitions

Retreat: verb, withdraw from enemy forces; change one’s mind as a result of criticism or difficulty. Retreat: noun, act of moving back or withdrawing; signal for a military force to withdraw; a place you can go to be alone.   For the past few days I’ve been somewhere which is this last definition of the […]

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Get in Character with CLIC Sargent

    Imagine your name immortalised in your favourite author’s book. CLIC Sargent’s Get in Character online auction is running for a third year from Thursday 25th February giving you – or a loved one – the chance to appear in a book as a character name. There is also the chance to get your […]

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Is it OK to be a poet?

 A little while ago I wrote a blog on here called: ‘The Night the Bottle Exploded’. In it I celebrated the fact that after attending a Coffee House Poetry reading at The Troubadour with Mark Doty, I finally realised that it’s OK to let the experiences that, as a poet, I store so carefully to explode […]

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