Red

    Bloom of love Blood Moon Slow waves of light A girl with a balloon A field of poppies Daybreak on the Somme Ink drops Blood shot The loss in every victory won   Red A bounced check Commie flags Suffragettes The sky before And after night A dying star The warm hearth-light   … More Red

Midnight

    I have always been interested in exploring how external circumstances inform and influence individual identity. Who would we be and how would we behave if our circumstances were different? What impact does our particular  culture, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, childhood experiences and social class have on us? Experiments such as the Stanford Prison Experiment … More Midnight

Writing Motherhood – edited by Carolyn Jess Cooke – Seren Books – a review

Sharon Olds   I lightly tap these words and watch them tip toe across the quiet, ordered screen so as not to stir my grandson as he sleeps soundly in the bed beside me. This is about as much quiet and order as I’ve been able to wring out of the day thus far. Practically … More Writing Motherhood – edited by Carolyn Jess Cooke – Seren Books – a review