Sharon Olds and “memory’s dark-blue corridor”

Have you ever been to Reid of Liverpool? Well, you should have. You definitely should have: but I warn you, if you’re a bookworm – you may not want to leave. Reid is a secondhand book shop on Mount Pleasant, complete with log-fire, plumes of dust, and a poetry collection that spans an entire wall.  It’sContinue reading “Sharon Olds and “memory’s dark-blue corridor””

Dreams Without Frontiers

So I’m lapping up the merits of working in Manchester. OK, so it hasn’t been the glamour and glitz of a metropolis, but at lunch I get to do things like this:       I work just around the corner from the Manchester Art Gallery, and stumbled across the wonderful ‘Dreams Without Frontiers’ exhibition.Continue reading “Dreams Without Frontiers”

Discovering the World’s Two Smallest Humans…

Finding Julia Copus was a perky case of right place, right time. When I stumbled into a poetry event at the Bluecoat, Liverpool, last year, I had no idea who’d be reading. I’d fallen a little out of the loop with the writing scene and was having a cheeky search for cocktails around the AlbertContinue reading “Discovering the World’s Two Smallest Humans…”