Children’s Creative Writing summer camps at Rollinsford Library

Children’s Creative Writing summer camps at Rollinsford Library

  July 13-17               Ages 14-17              9.30 – 12.30 daily July 20-24             Ages 10-13              9.30 – 12.30 daily $150/week for first student; $140 for siblings A while ago, I was talking(…)

Second Semester at UNH: the fallout

Second Semester at UNH: the fallout

Last week I sent off 13 revised poems to Charles Simic, my workshop leader for the semester that has just ended, and that finished off my first year on the Creative Writing MFA at UNH. It has been quite a semester: there was snow, snow, and then more snow (hence the picture); cancellations and catch-ups; cut-ups(…)

Bye bye 2014, Hello 2015

Bye bye 2014, Hello 2015

Before it gets too late, I’m going to round off my 2014 with a few thoughts and a few Top Tens. 2014 was a big year for me and my family. Between us all, we: Had a baby (Rhys, born in January) Got a visa to move to America Got a place on the MFA(…)

Old Hampshire to New Hampshire

Old Hampshire to New Hampshire

Looking back at my last post, I see it’s been nearly six months since I blogged. There has been one basic reason for that: on March 5th, I received news that I’d been accepted onto the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing at the University of New Hampshire, starting in Fall 2014. That email(…)

Teaching the teachers at St Swithun’s

Teaching the teachers at St Swithun’s

As I’ve said before, one of the most pleasant things about being a couple of years on from my early Hampshire Poet days, is starting to build relationships with certain schools and do repeat visits. In September 2012, Alison Oliver, Head of English at St Swithun”s School in Winchester, invited me to teach an advanced(…)