I have been really lazy updating this page over the last couple of years, but 2 pieces of exciting news for me:
The first is a new anthology that I edited #MeToo- rallying against sexual assault & harassment- a women’s poetry anthology published in March 2018 by Fair Acre Press
and then the really exciting news for me is the publication of my first full collection from Nine Arches Press on May 24th 2018 Dirty Laundry
Emergency Poet was interviewed for the Spanish newspaper El Mundo!
‘The Minor Horrors of War’
Emergency Poet visited St Leonard’s Primary school in Bridgnorth on the 25th of June to take a Y4/5 class in groups of 6, to do a writing workshop as part of their work on The Great War.
The children looked at a book published in 1915 called The Minor Horrors of War which looks at the lice, fleas, rats and other creatures that shared the lives of the men in the trenches. Then they wrote poems on postcards. Great day involving Freddy the rat and some wonderful writing and sharing.
News of News!
Deborah was interviewed for last week’s Sunday Mercury
and also for Monday’s Metro … She wishes that she had washed her hair!
Deborah was interviewed about the project on Beautiful Misbehaviour’s blog….
Surgery at The Free Word Centre for Arvon
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Off to an early start this year with 2 indoor surgeries….the first was my second visit to The Lanchester Library at Coventry University where I was able to administer poetry to both staff and students. Lovely to work with Cameron Moon again! The second involved Jim and I driving down to London in heavy rain and heavy traffic, (Tube strike) to The Free Word Centre in the City, for Arvon’s House of Words event to launch their 2014 programme. We were very proud to be part of the event with Arvon tutors Stella Duffy, Sathnam Sanghera, Jean Sprackland and Daljit Nagra reading from their work.