Dear Reader I read it ‘My Fault’ by Billy Childish’

I have recently  finished reading  ‘My Fault’ by artist/poet/writer and musician Billy Childish and I am now  half way through his second book Notebooks of a Naked Youth.   My Fault is about growing up – the hard way.  Childish writes forcibly and sometimes brutally as his alter ego Steven Hamperson.   There is so much honesty and at timesContinue reading “Dear Reader I read it ‘My Fault’ by Billy Childish’”

Dear Reader I read it Book Review: Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton

Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton It was only the other week that I found a cache of Patrick Hamilton books in Borders book shop.  I had promised myself that I would read the rest of his books, having greatly enjoyed ‘20,000 Streets under the Sky‘.  I bought ‘Hangover Square’, ‘The Slaves of Solitude‘ and theContinue reading “Dear Reader I read it Book Review: Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton”

Happy Birthday Edward Lear! Plus Poetry Challenge ‘Stuff and Nonsense’ Limerick

Today is the birthday of English poet, artist and  illustrator Edward Lear(1812 – 1888).  He is is most famous for his limericks which he made popular and his literary nonsense writing.  Among other poems ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ is probably one of his more famous.  He started his working life as an artist and illustrator and in 1832Continue reading “Happy Birthday Edward Lear! Plus Poetry Challenge ‘Stuff and Nonsense’ Limerick”

Poem ‘Sense Sojourn’

I wrote this poem as an experiment some time last year.  I thought it would be a challenge to put it into video format (and it was).  The programme I used had sound clips which I have used.  Each of the observation of these senses relate to trivial and not so trivial experiences that pertainContinue reading “Poem ‘Sense Sojourn’”