Monthly Archives: October 2009

Poetry and Plays and the Space Between the Two

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While I was on the other side of the pond, The Guardian ran a story on its website here entitled “Are Theatre and Poetry Really So Different?”  Ah, a topic close to my heart.  This piece begins what could be …

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Creating Despite

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Before I left on my trip I asked the question over here whether people found it easier to create when thrust beyond their normal surroundings.  Three-quarters of the way into my trip and I seem to have an answer for me, …

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CurvingRoad Announcement

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Being on the road once more, I thought this would be a good time to announce the results of CurvingRoad’s Call for Submission.  Discerning readers may recall that, a few years ago, my friend and I founded the arts charity, …

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Verona plus a New Form of Exercise to Combat All that Pasta

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Back from Verona after an absolutely blissful couple of days.  It is a beautiful city, with wonderful architecture, inviting bridges, mouth-watering frescoes. The Romeo and Juliette references do get a bit silly, but that has more to do with the …

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Better Here or There?

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Here I go, traveling again.  First, a fun trip with a friend to Verona.  A bit of a celebratory, empty nest sort of trip, an I-can-do-it-now-so-why-don’t-I kind of thing. Then after a few days home, I’m off to the States …

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Poetry Day at the South bank

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What?  Two posts in a row, I can hear you ask. Yes, well, I know it’s very unusual, but I did want to have a little chat about yesterday’s celebration of National Poetry Day and the 100th Anniversary of The …

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Marketing Ourselves and Others

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how we writers market ourselves…or don’t.  The more I write and publish the more I understand that we do have to take matters into our own hands.  We have to get out there …

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Luring the Muse

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A short while ago, I asked the question here:              When you finish a project, how do you decide what to work on next?I got a variety of fascinating answers:     * When a project is finished, I take a break and …

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Being Obsessively Fabulous, or is it Fabulously Obsessive?

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I’ve been awarded the “Your Blog is Fabulous” Award by JJ and Nik.  How wonderful is that?  It means             “Integrity.  Commitment to Excellence. Stubbornly Optimistic.”  I’d love to think all that is true.  I do …

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