Archive for October 16, 2016


And another equally great blog from another two amazing people from the poetry world, John Foggin and Anthony Costello.

The Great Fogginzo's Cobweb

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I keep meaning to write about small poetry venues…like this one I do the compereing for. I sort of found myself as an organiser of the Puzzle Hall Poets Live after being a happy customer for some time. In doing so so, me and Bob Horne, who does all the bookings, more or less inherited a happy situation…a long established poetry cluc with well established regular guests and open-mic.ers like the lovely Genevieve Walsh (who also runs her own Spoken Weird club in Halifax). We inherited traditions like the Puzzle banner which has been signed by scores of guests…Andy MacMillan, Kim Moore, Helen Mort, Steve Ely among them. A banner made by the mum of Gaia Holmes who used to organise everything before me and Bob took it on.

We didn’t have to do any ground work. It was all there for us. Neither of us knows what it takes…

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Sunday Poem – Keith Hutson

Posted: October 16, 2016 in Uncategorized

A great blog and poem from two amazing people I know Kim Moore and Keith Hutson.

Kim Moore

I’ve had a rough day today.  I’ve spent most of it in bed with a horrible cold.  I’ve been ignoring this cold since Thursday but I succumbed today and spent the morning feeling very sorry for myself.  I didn’t get to do my usual Sunday run this morning, and I’d planned to go to Keswick to meet up with my cousin but I couldn’t drag myself out of bed.

I’m feeling a little bit better this afternoon.  I’m terrible at being ill – I’m impatient, and I get bored easily, and I feel guilty when I’m not doing something useful.  So spending a whole morning in bed was awful.

I’ve been in touch with Treloyhan Manor Hotel in St Ives and there are only 6 places left for the February 2017 Residential Poetry Course I’m running there with co-tutor David Tait.  Our guest poet who will be reading mid week is…

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