The Danger of Dreams

I woke this morning from a vivid dream. 

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Guest — marion tracy
The excitement of news The folly of the muse Let's kill the line And pulverise the rhyme I could go on and on But my work here i... Read More
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 14:56
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The town of Callander, not far from the city of Stirling, is one of those places often referred to as ‘gateway to the Highlands’. It’s a busy little place, and scenic, with great big wooded crags behind it, from which the rain (when it’s raining) comes rolling down. It has a wonderful second-hand bookshop (more of that later).

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Guest — Frances Corkey Thompson
I want to go, I really do. Next year. Unfortunately I'm off to Athens now. Umm.
Sunday, 04 September 2016 12:26
Guest — Nell Nelson
You get no sympathy, Frances! Athens! I expect the Muse will meet you off the plane...x
Sunday, 04 September 2016 12:49
Guest — delores anderson
A bit late for me; as I just find you through a competition on the poetry library competition list. Have set reminder for Septembe... Read More
Monday, 05 September 2016 08:18
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Why is it so HARD?

Why is it so hard to do publicity?

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Guest — Rebecca GEthin
You make them all sound really intriguing and well, wonderful. Without having read them, you seem to have distilled an essence an... Read More
Sunday, 28 August 2016 15:18
Guest — Nell
Thank you, Rebecca, and HURRAY! The pills must be working. (I mean on me, not you.)
Sunday, 28 August 2016 15:27
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Little magazine. Big story.

I’ve always specially liked the term ‘little magazine’. It sounds so un-literary. But of course, it’s the reverse.  

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Blogging about Snagging

How long does it take to snag a poem? 

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Guest — Rachel
That is incredibly helpful, thank you. Especially the enjambement/pause point. It's so obvious but I don't think I've paid it enou... Read More
Sunday, 07 August 2016 15:28
Marcia Menter
I think you are entitled to some ice cream.
Sunday, 07 August 2016 18:19
Jane Wheeler
yes, incredibly helpful, as a recent recipient of some of this snagging I'm just bowled over by your generosity. hope you are gett... Read More
Friday, 12 August 2016 14:41
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Closing the Window

I thought at first I was getting fewer submissions this time round. I was managing to open the envelopes, read and write back. I was managing quite well.

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Guest — Debbie Jones
Lovely to see your face! Xx
Sunday, 31 July 2016 11:30
Guest — Veronica Beedham
There's something about writing in a cafe - there's also something of Virginia Woolf about it - probably because it's black and wh... Read More
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 11:47
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