for writers and readers….

America’s another country: they do things differently there — so don’t make assumptions

I wrote this post on another blog back in 2010 and when I came across it the other day I thought it was still interesting and still relevant. Hope you … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · 7 Comments

What two images spring to mind when you think of poetry? Carl Sandburg had no doubts. Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

Sandburg is perhaps most famous for his hymn to Chicago first published in 1914. It starts with this powerful opening that gave the city a nickname it could be proud … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · 2 Comments


    A short lived but very influential poetic movement that flourished both sides of the Atlantic around WWI. It was a reaction to the  abstract language used by poets … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 8 Comments