National Poetry Day encourages us to share a poem and see things like a poet. This year, I’ve chosen to highlight Mary Webb, who wrote many renowned poems and novels whilst living around Lyth Hill on the edge of Shrewsbury.
Poem #6 from my collection ‘A Shropshire Grad’. This is about eccentrics and how they appear to be dying out, like Eric.
Poem #1 from my collection ‘A Shropshire Grad’. This poem describes some of my experiences growing up poor in the Telford suburb of Donnington.
A look into the most famous names associated with Shropshire.
In the absence of the London Marathon, I wrote a poem about enduring the UK lockdown.
Renowned war poet Wilfred Owen was born in my home county. I read up on his story and wrote my first sonnet for him.