The Maker The Charles Causley Literary Blog

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

Charles Causley’s Writing Themes and Style

Charles Causley is less widely recognized than some of his contemporaries in poetry but remains a literary genius. Born in...

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November 6, 2023

Halloween/Fall Themed Reading List

October, and more specifically Halloween, is a time of mystery, magic, and macabre, making it the ideal circumstance to explore...

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October 31, 2023

October Diary – Sue Wallace-Shaddad

October Diary  At the beginning of the month, I enjoyed Suffolk Poetry Society’s annual reading to the waves at The...

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October 29, 2023

October Musings by Sue Wallace-Shaddad

National Poetry Day is of course an annual feature in the poetry calendar.  I am delighted that Ink, Sweat and...

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October 10, 2023

September Diary by Sue Wallace-Shaddad

After returning from Cornwall (see September Musings), I have been getting back in to the swing of administrative tasks as...

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September 26, 2023

Ten Tips to get you Reading More

This year, I set myself a goal to read 40 books. To some, this may seem like an unmanageable load....

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September 25, 2023

RUPERT i.m. Charles Causley

Brought to visit you  in the care home,  purring with anticipation  all the way, to be announced  upon arrival  as...

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September 19, 2023

A Guide to Causley’s Poems for Beginners  

Many people, me included, are not regular readers of poetry. It can be so hard to get into a poetry...

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September 18, 2023
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