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Poetry Profile – Jackie Juno

Poetry Profile – Jackie Juno

Jackie Juno is a former Bard of Exeter and multiple poetry slam winner. Always a big hit with audiences, I caught up with her remotely to find out more about what makes her creative heart tick.

Imperfect

Imperfect

Learning to embrace imperfection in life and writing

Sandford Scenes – Autumn

Sandford Scenes – Autumn

Like most dog walkers, we regularly walk the same ways with Cooper. One of these is a there-and-back again which runs along the footpath alongside our garden through into Gorwyn’s Field, down past Furlongs and over Lower Creedy bridge, along Thornedges to the river. John 

Poetry Profile – Robert Garnham

Poetry Profile – Robert Garnham

Robert Garnham, aka The Professor of Whimsy, has been taking his much-loved brand of LGBT whimsy and humour to UK audiences for over a decade. He’s an inveterate performer at the Edinburgh fringe, a prolific writer and co-host of popular South Devon Spoken Word night 

Sounds of Silence

Sounds of Silence

Sandford is a village in mid Devon. It lies 2 miles north of Crediton and 9 miles north west of Exeter and is one of a number of villages scattered along a sandy valley where the earth is red and ribboned by the river Creedy. 

All Change

All Change

It isn’t always possible to see that things are changing, it can happen so gradually that it’s hard to detect, or you’re so immersed in the moment that you don’t notice – and then you find that suddenly your hair covers your eyes, new lines 

To and Fro

To and Fro

LOCKING DOWNAs lockdown rumbles on, my fantasies begin to revolve around journeys. I roll the memory of driving into the grey January dank on the Saturday A303 around in my head; the cushion of the seat against the back of my legs, the low chatter 

Poetry Profiles – Chris White

Poetry Profiles – Chris White

I catch up with poet and producer Chris White to see how he is faring, creatively and otherwise during lockdown.

Poetry Profiles – Tim King

Poetry Profiles – Tim King

Bard of Exeter and popular host of Taking the Mic talks about lockdown creativity, climate denial and his affection for Kate Bush in this poetry profile

Small Offerings

Small Offerings

BeginningsThere was something in the way he raised his hand to thank the traffic as he crossed the road, open, confident, yet slightly apologetic. He was about seventeen, golden, a guitar case slung across his back. It was a few days before the lockdown. Days 

Love in the time of Covid

Love in the time of Covid

Sonnet 8 ‘And suddenly it’s love, no matter who I’m writing to. It used to be warm wishes, kind regards or yours sincerely. Now it’s lots of love to all with rows of kisses. What’s going on? I only have to watch the news to