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A Winter Solstice Cheer !!

Thank you all so very much for your interest and support – in sharing, retweeting, and pledging money to our Kickstarter campaign – which closes in a couple of hours but has already reached its target… and beyond !! I can’t tell you how grateful and humbled I am by your support – and so […]

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help !

As some of you will know I am currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter – to raise some of the money needed to publish a WONDERFUL children’s poetry book – with poems by Emma Purshouse, and illustrator Catherine Pascall Moore. Up until now I have personally paid for all publications at Fair Acre Press – but […]

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Fancy sponsoring a Children’s poetry book?

I am currently running a crowdfunding (kickstarter) campaign to raise money to help with the costs of printing a children’s poetry book:  I am personally funding the printing of the book – because I am so proud and happy to be able to – and because the poems are tried and tested in front of […]

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Deadline for Poetry Pamphlet Competition approaches

The Fair Acre Press Poetry Pamphlet Competition closes its doors to entries at midnight on 30th November 2015. It is judged by the wonderful poet Jonathan Edwards Prizes include reading with Jonathan at Wenlock Poetry Festival 2016 ! And of course Fair Acre Press will publish the two winning pamphlets ! £12 to enter Two […]

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A poem for Jeff Phelps

As Keith Chandler is not on facebook so I can’t nominate him to do this 5 day poem thing – I thought my fifth poem would be one of his… It is from his Fair Acre Press poetry pamphlet called “The Grandpa Years “. He is reading at Ludlow’s “The Poetry Lounge” on Tuesday 7th […]

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A poem for Anna Dreda

I love reading this one – in fact – I have a couple of readings coming up – one at The Poetry Lounge, Ludlow 7th July 7:30pm start at The Blue Boar, Mill St, Ludlow; and one at Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws on 9th July…. I think I will give it an airing ! It […]

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A poem for Alwyn Marriage

This poem was in an environmental anthology published by Offa’s Press. A great book, despite its name.. it’s called “We’re all in this together”   Salp Not an acronym not an imagined science fiction but a transparent tubular barrel salp lives in every sea One to ten centimetres long in swarms or as solo salp contracts […]

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A Poem for Emma Purshouse

Here is a poem I started as  William G shut the front door behind him, having stayed overnight with us in May 2014.This final draft I completed on New Years Day 2015. Tom W was staying with us too – but he got pushed out of the poem unfortunately ! John is of course really Gian […]

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