Safety Scissors

Ever shared a room with a sibling? Ever wanted to kill them? I done another poetry video: Read the poem: Safety Scissors Masking tape marks the boundary Yellowed cream on brown carpet I decorated it with felt-tip Badly. This line draws the battle lines: This line you will not cross This line I will defend … Continue reading Safety Scissors

Big Thinky Post on Permission

I'm going to be writing and performing a one-woman poetry show about Permission called 'Asking Nicely' at the Edinburgh Fringe. It's about how, why, when and where we ask for permission. Please see my previous blog posts here and here if you'd like background. Organising my thinking/themes for the Permission show I think permission splits … Continue reading Big Thinky Post on Permission

New poetry video: No Spoons Left

A while ago I wrote a poem about what it's like having limited energy, using the Spoon Theory which comes from this brilliant post by Christine Miserandino who has lupus. My own spoonie-ness comes from post-viral fatigue (I had mono/glandular fever years ago) but I've heard people use the analogy to talk about a range … Continue reading New poetry video: No Spoons Left

Videos: Kiss and Tetris

I played a gig at She Grrrowls spoken word on the 5th of October - it's a different host and different booked acts every time - as well as open mic slots. Really lovely night - highly recommended. It's all run by┬áCarmina Masoliver. The night I was on was hosted by multiple slam champ┬áCat Brogan, … Continue reading Videos: Kiss and Tetris

Video: Permission

I played a 10 minute set at the wonderful Jawdance, hosted by Apples and Snakes. I was thrilled to bits to be booked, and my set seemed to go down a storm. Thank you, guys. I did my poem 'Permission' on women who don't ask permission to be themselves. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kpp0qR5To4 See it on YouTube Read … Continue reading Video: Permission