Travel Poetry – 2

Travel poem number 2 about Istanbul. I depart the shiny new tram taste sage tea hundreds of years in the making consumed near a Muslim graveyard, where I espied silhouettes of crescent moons, stars under pitch black skies. As I dodge mutant dancing zebras, vehicles screech to halt at the light. Garish clothes, piled onContinue reading “Travel Poetry – 2”

Travel Poetry – 1

I have decided to try a new genre called Travel Poetry – I hope you like it. Small squads of tourists heading to the palace in Kadriorg Park, each with a different photo to take, It is a mini-Versailles according to the locals. The President’s pink house is there for all to see cyclists, sunbathers,Continue reading “Travel Poetry – 1”

Word hoards: masterpieces of concrete poetry – in pictures

Poets such as Ian Hamilton Finlay and Augusto de Campos have shaken words out of standard verse structure and rearranged them in striking, enigmatic new forms. Here are some of the teasing, amusing and vivid results

Let’s go to … Swansea

Dylan Thomas’s birthplace is celebrating its native poet with the first annual Dylan Day on 14 May. We look at attractions poetry-related and not, plus where to eat, sleep and, of course, raise a glass to the great man