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Poetry Profile – Harula Ladd

Poetry Profile – Harula Ladd

Catching up with performance poet Harula Ladd to talk all things poetry and find out what lies ahead now that life is stirring again.

Making the jump

Making the jump

The swallows return and we host our first gathering in the garden, leading me to reflect on what makes it possible to make leaps of faith.

you are here

you are here

The Bere Peninsula lies at the tidal end of the Tamar Valley, as far west in Devon as it is possible to venture. Made almost an island by the rivers Tamar and Tavy, it is a place of wild beauty and challenging isolation, of hardship and hard work, dynamite-shocked copses and flower‑filled verges.

Cartwheeling

Cartwheeling

The natural world bounds and cartwheels back to life, bringing opportunities for much-missed connections.

The view from the hill

The view from the hill

A reflection on our relationship with the natural world in light of a proposed development on a green field site in Sandford

Tell Me Something – Episode 2

Tell Me Something – Episode 2

Episode 2 of Tell Me Something has landed!

Bita kaulo munthos

Bita kaulo munthos

February turns from darkness to light as the days lengthen, life begins to push up out of the earth and we find reasons to have hope.

Three carols and a song

Three carols and a song

So this is ChristmasLike most of us, I navigate and feel comforted by the traditions that we wheel out at this time of year; the foods that we cook, the people we see, the stories we tell, the songs that we sing. And this year, 

Jacqueline Saphra: Poetry Workshop & Reading

Jacqueline Saphra: Poetry Workshop & Reading

Poetic Licence present a workshop and reading with T.S Eliot prize- shortlisted poet Jacqueline Saphra.

iamb ~ poetry seen and heard

iamb ~ poetry seen and heard

“They say the sincerest form of flattery is imitation. Let’s hope, then, that those behind The Poetry Archive – this project’s inspiration – are flattered, sincerely, by what we’re building here: a place for more poetic voices to be heard … literally.” ​~ Mark Antony Owen, Creator 

Together apart

Together apart

“Sorry,” the woman says to her invisible friend, murmuring hello to the dog as he lifts his head to her in greeting, “it’s just someone holding the gate for me.” Together apart. Together, together again. Sort of.

Poetry comes back to the Pub in Sandford

Poetry comes back to the Pub in Sandford

Poetic Licence are back at the Lamb for an evening of poetry with Devon poets Chrissy Banks and Ysella Sims

Poetry reading with Chrissy Banks & Ysella Sims

Poetry reading with Chrissy Banks & Ysella Sims

Join us for an evening of poetry, with Chrissy Banks & Ysella Sims; hosted by Bard of Exeter, Tim King.

you are here

you are here

Ysella’s debut poetry pamphlet, poems about memory identity and belonging, you are here, published on Sandrock Press.

Share in the Square II – the solstice edition

Share in the Square II – the solstice edition

Poetic Licence are back for Share in the Square II with BBC Radio 4’s Matt Harvey and local heroes The Swamp Gods.

Crediton Radio – One Year On

Crediton Radio – One Year On

A year after it started, Ysella catches up with Crediton Radio founder Jake Lloyd to see how plans are progressing for the community radio station

Poetic Licence:Share in the Square

Poetic Licence:Share in the Square

Sunday August 30th11am – 2pmCrediton Town Square Robert Garnham Tim King, Jackie Juno, Shelley SzenderOpen mic & music Poetic Licence have teamed up with Crediton Arts Centre to bring some of the best performance poets in the South West to Crediton’s town square on August 

A taste of the before times -Share in the Square

A taste of the before times -Share in the Square

On August Bank Holiday Sunday we had our first live performance gig in the sort-of-after times as part of Crediton Arts Centre’s Share in the Square and it was a corker.We had a stonking line up of performers headlined by Robert Garnham and supported by 

It’s here! Tell Me Something – the Poetic Licence podcast

It’s here! Tell Me Something – the Poetic Licence podcast

We were bowled over by the quality of submissions we received for the inaugural episode of the Tell Me Something podcast. We’ve collected them together and woven your poems and sounds to create an immersive sound journey. Find your safe space, close your eyes and 

Poetry Profile – Kerry Priest

Poetry Profile – Kerry Priest

Kerry Priest is a poet, sound artist and playwright. I caught up with her digitally to talk poetry, life and 2020.