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February Musings by Sue Wallace-Shaddad

I am taking a bit of a break from reviewing poetry books at the moment as I have so much...

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February 14, 2024

January Diary by Sue Wallace-Shaddad

For various reasons, there was not a diary blog for December, so I will cover both months in this blog. ...

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February 1, 2024

My Virtual Internship at the Charles Causley Trust by Obiageli Melie

As a second-year business management in University of Plymouth. I am in the pursuit of professional goals and ways to...

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January 19, 2024

January Musings by Sue Wallace-Shaddad

A Happy New Year to all readers! I hope you have weathered the festivities well. There are a lot of...

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January 15, 2024

December Musings by Sue Wallace-Shaddad

I hope all readers are well ahead with plans for their Christmas festivities and manage to steer through the holidays...

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December 22, 2023

‘A Vision of Home’ Part 1: Visit to Cyprus Well by Chloé Eathorne

I discovered the Charles Causley poem ‘Eden Rock’, which deeply resonated with me, a poem that encapsulates such a feeling...

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December 17, 2023

A Winter Day of Writing and Poetry inspired by Charles Causley

As winter settles in,  there’s no better time to embrace the poetic spirit of the season and channel it into...

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December 11, 2023

The Impact of Charles Causley on Contemporary Poets

The influence of Charles Causley’s poetic legacy is not confined to the pages of history; it resonates deeply with contemporary...

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December 8, 2023

November Diary by Sue Wallace-Shaddad

I enjoyed some culture in Brussels at the beginning of the month. When I visit art galleries, I take photographs...

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December 4, 2023

As the Sea Gives Up Her Dead by Tim Kiely

A poignant and reflective poem written by Tim Kiely, as inspired by Charles Causley’s work. Read on to discover how...

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December 3, 2023

Fall Poetry and Novel Reading List

As the vibrant hues of autumn cover our planet, there’s no better time to indulge in literature that perfectly captures...

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November 24, 2023

November Musings by Sue Wallace-Shaddad

I quite often write about nature, having grown up on a farm and living in the county of Suffolk, which has a great variety of land and seascapes. For some reason, I find it more difficult to write from an ecological perspective. Recently, I was given a recommendation to read Second Light’s anthology Fanfare, particularly the first section, ‘The Planet, ’ which deals with the natural world. It has been interesting reading how different poets have tackled the topic; some have written overtly eco poems, others have taken a gentle side-swipe. As a result, I wrote a couple of new poems, but I would still like to open up more about how I can approach these issues in my poems.   

If you are interested in eco poetry, read Julian Bishop’s excellent collection, We Saw It All Happen, which came out recently.

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November 20, 2023
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