Monthly Archives: August 2013

Guest Poem Podcast 23/08/13

This week’s poem in my summer series of recordings of guest poet’s is by a great friend and fellow Baker’s Dozen poet, Michelle Hed and is a Pantoum called “Eclectic Serenity”

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The Case in Point

The Case in Point Soon you will open again, old friend and gorge yourself of my attire my bits, my bobs, my books, my life and far-flung around the globe we will wander in search of who knows what we … Continue reading

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Iain Kemp Plays

  Here you can find odd bits of music I’ve recorded with various people. Just use the drop down menu to open the pages… I’m looking forward to having more to share on here over the next few months due … Continue reading

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It’s All Over Now

Written to the Prompt: I’ve heard that song before (change an old song) at Poetic Bloomings It’s All Over Now – after the Rolling Stones song of the same name Well, we all used to slave here all week long … Continue reading

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THE LAST SPELL -An Ekphrastic Story

This stemmed from a project class with Intermediate students. They each did a drawing and I redistributed them around the class, they then had to write a story inspired by the picture they had been given. After about 20 minutes … Continue reading

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In The Hall of The Gadget King

A fun bit of musical improv with Gabriel Clark on guitar: In The Hall of The Gadget King

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Guest Poet Podcast Series

This week’s podcast is poem is by a fellow member of my writing group, The Baker’s Dozen, Penny Holland Henderson. It’s a Sestina called “Laurel” Take a listen, I’m sure you will love it! 🙂

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Guest Poet Podcast 08/08/2013

Continuing this summer season of guest poet’s in my recordings, this week’s podcast is a poem by a young lady who is truly inspirational. Just a teenager, her work has caught the imagination of the good and the great writing … Continue reading

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It’s not who you know It’s not what you know It’s how you put The goods on show It’s not the content It’s more the style It’s how to make The people smile A pinch of this And a dash … Continue reading

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Paradise Retained

Looking at the world map in wonder Time is passing oh-so fast Soon I shall be a-wandering Speeding round the globe Around the freakin’ world, man! Even travel back in time As the big silver bird I’m on Wings me … Continue reading

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Guest Podcast 2 August 2013

Friday is POETS day – this week’s podcast continues my series of guest poets’ work. Today is the 1st anniversary of the passing of the wonderful Scottish poet Dyson Douglas McIlwain. “If My Words Should Die” was his last poem, … Continue reading

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