Poetry Found at Bradgate Park

Last week, I took students on Loughborough University’s MA in Creative Writing to Bradgate Park. For some of them, it is a place that they’ve been familiar with from childhood. For others, including our Erasmus students from Slovenia, it was a totally new. I asked the group to write about the natural life and theRead more

Sunday Afternoon At Bradgate Park

Of course, being a poet in residence means writing some poetry myself, as well as helping other people to write.  And I have not been idle.  I hope that you recognise yourself, or someone you know, in this poem…   Sunday Afternoon at Bradgate Park   There’s a lazy sun on the surface of theRead more

A Poet in the Park

For the next twelve months, I’ll be poet in residence at Bradgate Park, in Leicestershire. I have to admit that I’m delighted with the idea: it’s a fantastic place to visit, with fascinating landscapes, heritage, natural history, geology… As part of the ‘Bradgate Inspires’ project, I’ll be running workshops for members of the public toRead more