Talking of Art – why write poetry ?

Someone asked me recently for my thoughts on why  I still seem to write poetry, despite everything. This was my reply :

…I think a lot of your day can flood out your sense of self. Writing a poem is a way of restoring your own distinctness and boundaries. The world can silence you… Continue reading Talking of Art - why write poetry ?

And what is Art for, then ?

For the first time on this blog, on this New Year’s Day, I want simply to report on something I did recently. I’m proud of it, but am also still absorbing what it meant.

Half way through December, I ran a “Mental Health Arts” evening in a church assembly room, part of an inner-city… Continue reading And what is Art for, then ?

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