Tag Archive for Wakefield

Writing Together and Seeing It Differently

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VIV LONGLEY Agbrigg Writers, a creative writing group in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK, has held together for nearly a decade now with six of the initial core membership still attending most of the time.  It is defined by several characteristics…

The Wakefield Poets, Sarah Leah Cobham

Wakefield 30.08.2014

Emley Walk Trouser mud splats track our epic walk. Ancient lines scar the landscape, invade our souls. We trudge. Size 5 Wellies and paw prints scatter field mice, voles, birds Into the bleach boned bamboo stalks; ghosts of fertile summers…

The Wakefield Poets, Laura Potts

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Laura is a Wakefield poet aged 18 and is currently an English Literature student. She has twice been awarded a commendation as a Foyle Young Poet of the Year and Young Writer (an International English language poetry competition for under…

The Wakefield Poets, Viv Longley

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(SILVIA PIO, edited by) Viv Longley has contributed to the Poetry Twinning “Da Terre a Terre” with the poem I Share my Kitchen with Many Spirits, which was translated into Italian by her daughter-in-law Matilda Koroveshi. She has given Margutte…

The Wakefield Poets

People need poetry

«Poetry is a notoriously solitary business. In the popular imagination, poets are ensconced in draughty attics composing their great work, they very often seek inspiration in solitude and as often as not the resultant great work is read by people…

Wakefield Poetry Mosaic Project

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JOHN IRVING CLARKE Was it serendipity, coincidence or just sheer good fortune to be in the right place at the right time? Whatever, I happened to be in Mocca Moocho, a Wakefield café with a distinctly arts focussed air, when…

Dedicated to the Wakefield Poets

Chantry Chapel, The Gott Collection, Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

I poeti di Wakefield* We observe the Calder flow where boats are berthed around bollards with tight lines we observe the boats in the hour when those living in them water the flowers and remove dried leaves of solitude. We…