Highlighted Writer of Week #20 is Kathy Low with ‘If I Could Write like T S Eliot…..’

Our Highlighted Writer this week is Kathy Low, who somehow managed to compress all the genius and range of T S Eliot into one short poem and not just the scope of his work, but even his influences are included in this remarkable poem. But best of all, she finishes with that uplifting quote from … Continue reading Highlighted Writer of Week #20 is Kathy Low with ‘If I Could Write like T S Eliot…..’

Highlighted Writer of Week 19 is Kathy Low with ‘of the night…’

This week’s writer of the week is Kathy Low for her beautiful evocation of a night walk that is so much more than a night walk – is filled with the sights, sounds, smells of the darkness, but as with all Kathy’s work, says so much more than it says. Well done, Kathy! of the … Continue reading Highlighted Writer of Week 19 is Kathy Low with ‘of the night…’

Highlighted Writer for Week #18 is Jodie Glass with ‘My still weak heart (a letter to a new born)’

Our Highlighted Writer for the week is Jodie Glass for her moving poem to her new nephew titled ‘My still weak heart’. It’s the sort of poem that will be treasured by the family for years to come. I particularly enjoyed the way she totally ignored my instructions on what to write and did her … Continue reading Highlighted Writer for Week #18 is Jodie Glass with ‘My still weak heart (a letter to a new born)’

Week #16 Highlighted writer of the week is Lotty with ‘Conversation with Yourself’

The piece of writing which stood out for me last week was Victoria’s ‘Conversation with Yourself’. I enjoyed it so much not for the sweary words and sheer vivacity of it, but because there’s an important message in it - if you want love, you need to love yourself. It’s funny that we rarely treat … Continue reading Week #16 Highlighted writer of the week is Lotty with ‘Conversation with Yourself’

Highlighted Writer for Week 15: ‘Voyage of the Cave’ by Jodi Glass

The Highlighted Writer of the Week is Jodi Glass, for her moving description of her home/cave ‘Voyage of the Cave’. What impressed me about this piece so much was how enclosed and insulated and safe she makes it - not at all claustrophobic - but at the same time, though she acknowledges the ‘unfocused, scarey’ … Continue reading Highlighted Writer for Week 15: ‘Voyage of the Cave’ by Jodi Glass

Highlighted Writer for Week 14

The AWOL Highlighted Writer of the Week this week is Elisheva for her wonderful poem ‘It’s Not about the Night’, which is compelling, honest and so relevant to the times we’re living through. For me, the most important part of the poem was its ending, where she encourages us all that we have a purpose … Continue reading Highlighted Writer for Week 14

Highlighted Writer for Week 12.5: ’Saturday Evening at St Ethelred’s’ by Kathy Low

It’s with great pleasure I announce our Highlighted Writer of the Week is Kathy Low for her stunningly understated poem ’Saturday Evening at St Ethelred’s’. It’s a beautifully crafted piece describing the inhabitants of a convent, but for me the subtle twist at the end makes the poem - how within this strict and regimented … Continue reading Highlighted Writer for Week 12.5: ’Saturday Evening at St Ethelred’s’ by Kathy Low

Highlighted Writer for Week 12 is Peter Marshall with ‘Tempest’

Last week we wrote about Storms, and I’m delighted to announce that our Highlighted Writer of the Week is Peter Marshall for his beautifully constructed piece of double-rhyming ingenuity ’Tempest’. But despite the intricacy of its construction, like all well-built pieces of writing, the form doesn’t hamper the reading - the poem unwinds lightly and … Continue reading Highlighted Writer for Week 12 is Peter Marshall with ‘Tempest’

Highlighted Writer of Week 11 is ‘Lotty’ with ‘Chestnut Tapestry’

Congratulations to ‘Lotty’, our Highlighted Writer of the Week, for her powerful piece: ‘Chestnut Tapestry’ - I was impressed by it’s bravery and honesty, and how she uses simple, direct language, but in a way which focusses the reader on her story in a quite compelling manner. Great work, Lotty! Chestnut Tapestry by Lotty Chestnut … Continue reading Highlighted Writer of Week 11 is ‘Lotty’ with ‘Chestnut Tapestry’

Highlighted Writer for Week 10 is ‘Jodi Glass’ with ’81 Years Old’

Our Highlighted Writer of the Week this week is ‘Jodi Glass’ for her evocative poem ’81 Years Old’ which cleverly links Anderson Shelters, those garden relics of World War II with the current pandemic crisis, but ending with the classic slogan from the War which is as important now as it was then: Keep Calm … Continue reading Highlighted Writer for Week 10 is ‘Jodi Glass’ with ’81 Years Old’