The High Window is a vibrant quarterly review of poetry co-founded by David Cooke and Anthony Costello. Issue 4 has now gone live on the internet and is free for you to read and enjoy a wide-ranging and impressive mix of poetry.
Last weekend I was at the annual conference of the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) in Stratford-on-Avon. It’s my first time as a speaker there, and I hosted a slot about Becoming a Writer-in-Residence.
I’m lucky to have an inspiring literary festival on my doorstep in Wymondham. For a smallish market town, it packs quite a cultural punch. Wymondham was even featured as the place to move to in the Guardian because of its heritage, friendly community and artistic events.
I’m looking forward to reading at this year’s Kings Lynn Poetry Festival, especially as Kings Lynn was my old stomping ground as a teenager. We used to regularly bus in from Swaffham to go to the market or the Mart. The Mart started on February 14th, so was a great place to go with a date. Kings Lynn was a favourite for Christmas shopping too, and hot roast chestnuts were a must.
Yesterday I was at West Earlham Junior School as the writer in a SAW Trust Science, Art and Writing day school.