I’m back from a wonderful visit to Corpus Christi College, Oxford (but more about that later when Wonderman Steve, shows me how to get my pickies onto the blog)
For the last couple of weeks I’ve been back to talking to the trees in North Lodge Park. Apart from all the other ‘official’ planned outcomes from the project, I’m hoping, with support from New Writing North, to bring out a little chap book which is a special dedication to all the trees condemned during the period of my residency. I aim to sell these chap books quite cheaply and all the proceeds will go back into purchasing replacement trees for North Lodge Park – it’s my way of giving something back to the community. So readers of this blog, look out for it and buy it if you can. It will make a good little Christmas stocking filler and will buy trees! (Look under the poetry category on the right for a little taster)
The other thing I’ve been doing is getting to grips with my scientists as part of the Poetry Experiment (see the Poetry Society Website for further details). This will culminate in an event at the Lit & Phil in Newcastle on the evening of National Poetry Day, 6th October. The process of engaging with the scientists has been fantastic, trouble is I’ve been so sucked in, that I’ve added to my already completely unachieveable reading list. Still, onwards and upwards.