Tag: poetry

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

poetry in the garden

We just had a wonderful weekend in Callander at Sally and Ian King’s Poetry in the Garden Festival. I notice a fair degree of cynicism about festivals in some quarters – Susan Hill is really bitter about them, but this one would revive the most jaded publisher. There were about fifty poets all reading over…
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September 9, 2008 0

still revising

Almost completed the tinkering with Saracen Woman and she will be trying her luck again next week. Now I am re-thinking the Lúcháir blog, as life seems to have overtaken me, and beginning to think very hard about some elemental poems. Also about a holiday in Ireland which may actually happen. Also about Poetry in…
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August 14, 2008 0

playing with Lucy

Not much work is getting done today as I am spending it with my grand-daughter. Saracen Woman is recovering from the shock it got from agents. Note the change in title. Who was I kidding – it was always Mab’s story. The next novel is growing at the back of my mind. I’m thinking of…
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July 30, 2008 0

meeting heroes

I went to a book launch last night. Anne Connolly’s book ‘Downside Up’ is indeed very fab, lots of poems about Ireland and her family, but not cosy or nostalgic, just thoughtful and beautiful. However, I also met Christine de Luca. And behaved with some enthusiasm. Christine de Luca is one of my favourite poets…
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July 25, 2008 0

well done daughters

Naomi graduated last Thursday, and it was brilliant. She got a first! She didn’t tell us, at first because she was waiting for confirmation and then because she expected it to be announced (which it wasn’t). So afterwards she said, Oh, you haven’t seen this’, and flashed the certificate and there it was. An utterly…
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July 7, 2008 0

thinking like a poet

I am trying to get my head back into poetry, since I have been thinking solidly of Saracen Women for about six months. It is harder than I expected. After weeks of allowing my thought to relax and unfurl and unravel gently and build slowly into whatever I wanted, I now have to try something…
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May 30, 2008 0