Critical writing

Critical writing

For more than a decade I have reviewed and written about contemporary poets and poetry for a range of magazines.

Poetry Review

2013: Pop up: the support system of the poetry workshop

Warwick Review

2007: Ann Carson, Louise Gluck, Tiffany Atkinson,
2009: Mark Doty, Selima Hill, Liz Almond, Imtiaz Dharker, Sheenagh Pugh
2010: Cheryl Follon, Hilary Menos, Linda Saunders,  Penelope Shuttle, Elizabeth Burns, Anne-Marie Fyfe
2011: Grace Nichols, Elizabeth Smither
2012: Tiffany Atkinson, Esther Morgan, Christine McNeill, Naomi Foyle
2012: Olivia Byard, Rhian Edwards, Nicholas Murray
2013: Penelope Shuttle, Selima Hill, Deryn Rees-Jones, Stephanie Norgate
Hélène Dorion, Damien Walford Davies, Kate Foley, Caroline Gilfillan

Poetry Wales

2007: Lyndon Davies, Damien Walford Davies/Richard Marggraf Turley, Jacob Polley
2007: Patrick McGuinness, Neil Rollinson, Eleanor Rees
2010: Ann Drysdale, Chris Kinsey, Kathy Miles
2010: Paul Henry, Carol Rumens

The North

2005: The Collection - Michael Longley
2011: Poets I Go Back To
2014: Guest editor, with Jonathan Davidson, of issue 52
2015: Mike Jenkins, Paul Henry
          Tribute to Lee Harwood
           Choman Hardi, Maram al Masri, Tariq Latif, Rebecca Perry, Roisin Tierney


2004: Gillian Alnutt, Adrienne Rich, Anne Rouse
2007: Raman Mundair, Ellen Phethean, Michelene Wandor
2015: Series of four features, Groupography, on writing groups

The Listener
A small feature about poetry in business, chip shops, on the streets etc.
when there was funding for the unusual.

About Wide Skirt

Writing in education

I have written about my work in education for the Times Educational Supplement, Poetry News, the Poetry Society, Cloud Chamber and Poetry Trust, and devised workshop exercises for teachers.

Download The Poetry Toolkit from the Poetry Trust:
Read about residencies with Fabrica Gallery, Brighton in: Fabrica The First 10 Years, Fabrica 2007

Report of Poetry Society Poetry Places residency, Surrey Hills: