Creative Folk: Lori Smith

  “I like the way my brain works when I’m creating something. I get lost in the process of idea construction and realisation…”     Over the summer I interviewed a few friends about their creative processes, as a poet, I wanted to hear from people who were creative in other ways as a wayContinue reading “Creative Folk: Lori Smith”

Polari for Beginners: Unit 1 ‘ello Duckie

Unit 1: ‘ello duckie    ‘ello duckie and welcome to Polari for Beginners, a short little bite sized podcast where I teach you how to speak Polari. I’m eddus your host and your local omi palone    By the end of this unit you will be able to say hello, goodbye and ask people youContinue reading “Polari for Beginners: Unit 1 ‘ello Duckie”

Poem: Me and Kenneth Williams

Me and Kenneth Williams We met over suds in the Russell Square laundrette. Afternoons, we lie together on his single bed slacks, socks, shirts and v-neck sweaters on. Watching or not watching each other’s closeness. The national anthem plays on the television. The Beeb keeps us in taxis and sensible shoes. I feel favourite forContinue reading “Poem: Me and Kenneth Williams”

REVIEW: The Europeans – David Clarke & Shrines of Upper Austria – Phoebe Power

No doubt the poets of the future will look back on the era we currently suffer through and wonder how any of us wrote any poems at all, let alone ones about politics. The ongoing and ever-evolving horrors of Brexit have infused themselves into our lives almost completely and I would find it impossible toContinue reading “REVIEW: The Europeans – David Clarke & Shrines of Upper Austria – Phoebe Power”

REVIEW: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed – Jon Ronson

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Really interesting. Read this as a way to stay off twitter as much as possible. Ultimately the cases of public shaming Ronson gets into are very interesting and ones I remember from when they occurred. The link between twitter and theContinue reading “REVIEW: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed – Jon Ronson”

REVIEW: The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp

The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was my second reading of this book, first reading for was a few years ago. I came back to it because I have been craving more queer voices and I have a great love for the early to mid twentieth centuryContinue reading “REVIEW: The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp”

REVIEW: The Fish Can Sing – Halldór Laxness

The Fish Can Sing by Halldór Kiljan Laxness My rating: 5 of 5 stars What a beautiful and complex book. It takes in themes of nationhood, the role of parents and grand parents, heroes and the complexities attached to being a creative person. The book works in a funny, meandering way where we learn aContinue reading “REVIEW: The Fish Can Sing – Halldór Laxness”

Poem: Vogue

Vogue Whitney Houston, Eartha Kitt Gladys Knight and Bessie Smith. Ellen, Björk, and Britney Jean on the cover of a magazine. George Eliot, Austen, Jane Intellectuals, eternal fame. Nicki Raps, Madonna’s grand Beyonce and Babs Streisand They have style, they have grace Nichelle Nichols explored space. Michelle Obama, Malala too, Hillary Clinton, we love youContinue reading “Poem: Vogue”