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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


Poet in Residence

Ways of Working

There are so many sides to procrastination. I have explored most of them. Eating. Not eating. Bad relationships. Good relationships….

November 11, 2016



Children’s Poetry Prize Winners

Launceston College WinnersHaving announced the winners of our Causley Trust Children’s Poetry Competition several weeks ago, we are now thrilled…

November 4, 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