Category Archives: Writing

Being English

Another friend, Rachael Clyne, has mentioned the experience of second generation immigrants. Here is a poem, entitled Second Generation, about my parents’ ambivalence towards being Jewish. It was published in my collection A House of Empty Rooms (Indigo Dreams Publishing 2017). Second … Continue reading

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Blogging on…

After all this time – nearly six years – I still don’t really know what a blog – this blog – is for. If I read other people’s blogs, I often think: that’s not what I would want to do. … Continue reading

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The dragon lives

Sixteen years ago in 2002, the year my Auntie Tilly died, I finished a book called Meeting the Dragon. It’s not published, except among friends, and perhaps isn’t publishable: there’s a lot in it that I might not want to share … Continue reading

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All by accident (3)

I hadn’t intended to write as much as this about a relatively minor injury and its aftermath, but the story seems to want to go on being told. So, if you’re still with me, here is instalment no.3, my 101th … Continue reading

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Those things which I ought to have done

It’s not that long since Imbolc, a time for reviewing both aspirations for the year and broken promises – not just this year’s resolutions but all the things I was going to do last year and somehow didn’t get round to. … Continue reading

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Getting back into it

The last time I wrote here was in September, just after my book had been published. That seems a long time ago, and now having published a poetry collection is well on the way to becoming just another fact in … Continue reading

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Published

Oh, my goodness! I hadn’t realised how long it was since I last posted anything on this blog. May, it was, and now it’s September. The summer we’ve had has been and gone and it’s not long till the autumn … Continue reading

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