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Grounded Poetry – On Being Local

There’s a song called All the Way from Tuam, by an Irish band called The Saw Doctors, which has a line that goes (roughly) ‘No matter where you’re from, everyone’s local’. They were a lot bigger then – 2009, I’d guess, and they were being interviewed about their music. They explained that they had found,… Read More »

#Deranged Poetess

The #derangedpoetess debate seemed to me important on several levels. It wasn’t only that Oliver Thring seemed to me to be condescending to Sarah Howe as a poet and an academic, nor that he dismissed a lot of reasoned and specific criticism as the work of ‘deranged poetesses’. The very fact that such an interview… Read More »

Seasonalight

I first came across the photographer and eco-campaigner Ginny Battson on twitter, where I was fascinated by her beautiful photographs, and her well thought out campaigns for preserving natural habitats and teaching eco-literacy as a standard element in education. Her blog Seasonalight has inspired and stimulated a lot of my own thinking about ecology, permaculture… Read More »

The Power Behind my On-Line Presence

I won’t be doing this often, don’t worry. But something exciting just happened in my family, and I feel the need to celebrate – and include a bit of shameless promotion of the power behind my on-line presence. This is Naomi, my younger daughter. She is also NMRimmer, who designed this site – and the… Read More »