or as it is at home at the moment anything my two-year-old can get a grip on. He’s even been trying to climb vertical surfaces in the pursuit of food, well that must be a bit of the male hunter-gatherer in him, either that or he’s decided the kitchen cupboards are a practice run for the North Face of the Eiger. Who knows? Either way the eyes in the back of my head are propped widely open just in case.
Poetry-wise a great book has been recommended for children by Chris Hamilton-Emery of Salt, it’s by Phillip Gross and the Amazon link is : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Road-Everywhere-Childrens-Poetry-Library/dp/1844717224/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275079664&sr=1-1
I’ve placed an order and can’t wait to tuck in.
A busy couple of weeks! There’s some exciting news of Worcester aiming to have it’s own Literature Festival from 2011. The website is : http://www.worcesterliteraturefestival.co.uk and there is a public meeting at AiR Artists in Residence Bar on Thursday, 3rd June from 7.30pm. If you’re interested in taking part please come along. There was a good write-up in The Worcester Standard tonight: http://www.worcesterstandard.co.uk/news20442.html
It’s been a hectic week what with elections with a predictable short-term result, what happens next is still up for discussion.
Prior to that, poetry’s been up and running with a fantastic Evening of Poetry at The Stay Free Gallery in Stourport on Severn with another event planned soon. There’s also a Word and Sound Event at Worcester Arts Workshop on Friday 11th June from 7.30pm. Finally fellow poet Sarah James and I will both be reading from our first collections, (Into the Yell – Sarah & Petrolhead – myself) on Wednesday 18th August at The Farriers Arms, Fish Street, Worcester. The event is part of The Worcester Festival 2010 and is a free entry event but with donations requested to raise money for The Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign: http://www.everybodyknowssomebody.co.uk/
If you’re about please come along and help us raise funds and awareness for a worth-while cause.