My Monkey Avatar

It’s just gone 7.30am and I’m on the train to Cardiff. The spring sun is pale and ethereal in a blue-wash sky and I’m looking forward to a busy three days of planning, manuscript edits and workshops. Maybe this sounds clichĂ©d but I’m still pinching myself that this amazingly multicoloured and sprawling piece of knitting […]

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Community Artistry

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it is to be a community poet. Stitching it into poems, I’ve tried to understand the compulsion to go and work with community groups – to face the judgements of strangers and still feel the need to share poetry and the spoken word.  I often feel apprehensive […]

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Getting around Cymru

We’re still between vans at the moment so I’ve been relying on public transport when workshopping. The train is always the best option for getting to Cardiff or Swansea from Wrexham and the direct line is pretty efficient but along the coast the service is a bit threadbare (literally some of the seats are falling […]

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Edau – falling in love with the arts

It’s been a lovely few days running workshops for teachers as part of the Edau (falling in love with the arts) project. The teachers are really enthusiastic about finding new approaches and ideas for stitching poetry into their classroom work so that I’ve genuinely felt the workshops have made a difference. 

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book out soon

So the poetry collection Rebel Sun is out soon through Parthian Books. I’ve got some lovely extras to grab with the first editions – check out the IndieGoGo page for more info and to preorder. Much love and thanks! Sophie    

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On Houses 

In May 2017 Rebel Sun poetry collection is out with Parthian Books. Here’s the artwork from Andy Garside, I’m so pleased with it. Below is an excerpt from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran that inspired elements of the work.

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Paper News

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#thirtydaysofBrexit

I’ve been working on a project over on Instagram for the past thirty days called #thirtydaysofBrexit. It began on the day of the referendum result as part of a desperate effort to try and understand what happened. I voted remain, everyone I know voted remain (aside from a couple of family members) so it came […]

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Focus Wales Festival

I had an amazing time at Focus Wales festival. It continues to grow in size and brilliance every year. The commissioned poem will be filmed soon but in the meantime here’s a couple of clips from my performance, huge thanks to Joey and Heather at Filmage for some smart filming and editing.

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