Spring next year will see the return of the Hysteria Writing Competition, and I already have the Poet in Resident in place. Eithne Cullen, has been both entrant and judge in previous years and to celebrate the return of the competition she created a nicely rounded, simple explanation of the writing process for both writer and poet ..
This week, I’d like to introduce Debbie McLeod, a hypnotherapist, spiritual coach, counsellor, teacher of authentic empowerment and spiritual development; who has also written the book Best Friends Forever.
Maya Pieris is one of the judges for the Hysteria 2017 poetry category. She has had poems and prose published in the South Poetry anthologies, Dorset Voices, This Little World (Dorset Writers Network), the 2015 Canterbury Poetry Festival anthology, Poems From the Oak Room ed. Annie Freud, Emma Press (due out next year), Narrative Thread pub by Bridport Story Traders, the East Coker Poets occasional anthologies and got a commended from the Winchester Literary Festival.
If I could, I’d travel backwards in time to an 1816 bustling seaport. I’d wear jelly shoes and a long t-shirt donning me in a cartoon bikini ―that’d totally freak ‘em out. I’d find a crate, step up and shout:…
Hi everyone, this week I’d like to introduce Dane Cobain, the author of several books including Eyes like lighthouses when the boats come home. It’s Dane’s first book of poetry, distilled from the sweat of a thousand memorised performances in this reality and others. It’s not for the faint-hearted.
For the last two years, and going forward, we’ve had three categories in the the Hysteria Writing Competition; Short Stories, Flash Fiction and Poetry. I’d like to share the winning entry in the of the Hysteria 2015 Poetry Category. It’s called The Weight of Glass and is written by Sue Spiers.
This week I’d like you all to meet Nicola Warwick. After attempts to write plays and novels, she rediscovered poetry while taking a Diploma in Creative Writing in 1999, and has been writing more seriously since then. She has been published in several poetry magazines, including the Rialto, Acumen, the South and Poetry Review and has been shortlisted in many competitions including Hysteria 2015. She is a regular attendee at the Poetry Café in Arlingtons in Ipswich and a member of Second Light. Groundings is her first anthology
‘Throng’ is n. – A multitude of persons or of living beings pressing or pressed into a close body or assemblage; a crowd.
Welcome to The Thursday Throng and this week I’d like to welcome Lesley Fletcher, a poet and the creator of 5 Pillars of the Gypsy – a work that combines her art and poetry in a beautiful volume that stirs the senses and the heart of the reader.
April was claimed as National Poetry Month in the United States back in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. They have celebrated every year since. According to their website thousands of businesses and non-profit organisations also get involved and participate by holding things like readings, running poetry festivals, creating stunning book displays, holding workshops, and a myriad of other events.