Tuesday, 12 October 2010

BYT: Feeling Like An Actual Proper Writer

Bright Young Things LogoOCTOBER 2010
Feeling Like An Actual Proper Writer

Thursday was a good day for me. National Poetry Day. I cooked and ate a good lunch with a fellow poet. I read some poems in books, and watched some poetry films online. I wrote some new poems on this year’s theme of home, including my current favourite: ‘Home is where the Marmite is.’ I talked about poetry with Ian Mcmillan on Radio Wales . I performed some poems with Saturday Live’s resident poet Susan Richardson in Cake Gallery in Mumbles. People bought copies of The Art of Contraception. Someone gave me a cheque. It was a GOOD day.
It has been a GOOD week, in fact. My prose poem ‘Postcard to Seattle’ has been commended in the Leaf Travel Writing & Postcard Competion, and will appear in Issue 3 of the Leaf Writers’ Magazine. I have even been booked to teach, yes TEACH, a poetry workshop in a couple of months time. I’ve also got a bit more time on my hands than has been the case for a few months, deliberately, so I can get my teeth into the novel. So I really should hop off the blog… but first let me remind you of my two gigs this week…
I am performing a couple of poems at Poems & Pints as part of BayLit festival in Cardiff on Wednesday. I am also the main feature at The Crunch, reading stories from The Art of Contraception in Swansea on Thursday. Hope to see some of you there!

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