Category Archives: Stirred Poetry

Upcoming Manchester Writing Events

Just a short list of some exciting writing events I’ll be going to in the next couple of months, and believe me, they come highly recommended. Pretty much all of my favourite local writers have been or will be at

Upcoming Manchester Writing Events

Just a short list of some exciting writing events I’ll be going to in the next couple of months, and believe me, they come highly recommended. Pretty much all of my favourite local writers have been or will be at

Predictive Poetry

I’ve been struggling with writers’ block for the past few weeks, so I’ve been searching for ways to find inspiration in the things around me. One method I’ve been using more and more of late is found or sculpted poetry.

Predictive Poetry

I’ve been struggling with writers’ block for the past few weeks, so I’ve been searching for ways to find inspiration in the things around me. One method I’ve been using more and more of late is found or sculpted poetry.

Losing and finding

My first proper poetry performance Tonight I read at Stirred Poetry for the second time. It’s my first time reading as an invited guest at a spoken word night, and I’m oddly calm about it. By the time it’s my

Losing and finding

My first proper poetry performance Tonight I read at Stirred Poetry for the second time. It’s my first time reading as an invited guest at a spoken word night, and I’m oddly calm about it. By the time it’s my

Misogyny in language – The C-Word

The word cunt makes us irrational. If you’re easily offended over chance formations of letters, look away now (irrational human being that you are). I had a fantastic teacher for A-Level English Language. We were a small group and, for the

Misogyny in language – The C-Word

The word cunt makes us irrational. If you’re easily offended over chance formations of letters, look away now (irrational human being that you are). I had a fantastic teacher for A-Level English Language. We were a small group and, for the

Pride in my writing

Last night I performed with Stirred Poetry again, this time at the Queer Show, an event staged over the bank holiday weekend to provide a free alternative to Manchester Pride. I’ll happily confess that I’ve never been to Manchester Pride,

Pride in my writing

Last night I performed with Stirred Poetry again, this time at the Queer Show, an event staged over the bank holiday weekend to provide a free alternative to Manchester Pride. I’ll happily confess that I’ve never been to Manchester Pride,

My Cheeky Cherry Popped

I am not a poet. At least, I didn’t think I was. Poetry has never really clicked for me, other than a couple of pieces I kind of liked. I’ve never really understood the form, the rules etc. Without understanding

My Cheeky Cherry Popped

I am not a poet. At least, I didn’t think I was. Poetry has never really clicked for me, other than a couple of pieces I kind of liked. I’ve never really understood the form, the rules etc. Without understanding