We are a product of centuries of other people; the physical embodiment of those who came before us. If we changed, we would lose something truly unique and special.
Today I'm writing about writing, and asking for some advice. How can you write about relationships, exes and dating without crossing that private line?
At the weekend, I attended a Christmas poetry workshop run by the brilliant Artfulscribe in Southampton. We were asked to create a piece reflecting on a childhood Christmas memory; this is what I came up with. Merry Christmas!
I wanted to write a little poem dedicated to this time of year. It's not witty, or clever – to be honest it's pretty basic – but it's full of my love for flame and spark.
I wrote a poem for Stylist Magazine's first ever wedding competition...and won! Here's my entry, and a little more info.
What the hell is a poetry slam? What should I expect if I go to one? How does it work? Why should I go to one? Am I good enough to perform? I share my first poetry slam experience with Hammer & Tongue, and answer some of your questions about what a poetry slam really involves.