A Tour of London in 1927

This wondrous journey back in time is a good way for me to connect with you today as I’m, again, miles away from London, but also on my own little journey of nostalgia. My son is graduating from University this week. So that’s it. No more kids....

Be Awesome!

And now for something completely different…. Hadley Freeman, The Guardian columnist and author of the popular “Ask Hadley” fashion column, has written a collection of essays called, Be Awesome. This is not the sort of genre I usually discuss here,...

Poetry Without Salt: Calling for a New Way

This week has seen the announcement by Salt that they will no longer be publishing single author poetry collections. This is big news in the poetry world because Salt has published over 400 such titles over the years and has championed the work of many talented poets...

1 Night Only: Dreams of May in London

Back by popular acclaim!  I suppose that really is true. So many people have asked when my one-woman show, Dreams of May, might be produced again that I’ve found a way to stage another performance of it — the first in London for over 5 years!  I hope all of you...

A Keats Celebration

One of the wonders of living in London is the enormous amount of literary events that are on offer. Here is one that I knew nothing about until I read about it on Michelle McGrane’s terrific poetry blog, Peony Moon.  And shame on me for not knowing about it...