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Charles Causley at “Carols From Kings” – 24th December 2016

It was a fitting prelude to Charles Causley’s Centenary year in 2017 that a Causley poem should feature in the…

January 11, 2017


Poet in Residence


Sometimes, sitting in Charles Causley’s study, looking out over the valley, it sounds as though I might be in an…

December 17, 2016


Poet in Residence

The Golden Section

Two thirds in at Charles Causley’s house in Launceston, Cornwall on my residency. I’ve been here since the end of…

November 29, 2016


Poet in Residence

Convoys, Bears and Writing

ConvoyThis week being Remembrance week got me thinking about Causley’s war poems, apart from everything else… One which has always…

November 16, 2016

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‘My room is a bright glass cabin,

All Cornwall thunders at my door,

And the white ships of winter lie

In the sea-roads of the moor.’

The Seasons in North Cornwall, Collected Poems, 1951 - 2000 [revised edition] p.31