Tuesday 11 August 2020
Tuesday 7 July 2020
rom time to time I write poems with content so contemporary they'll be out of date in a few months. I thought I'd publish them here rather than trying to find homes for them in magazines.
There's been an awful lot of contemporary recently, life seems to change so quickly and the things that shocked, worried or delighted me last week seem to pale in comparison to the current week's events.
The first poem is printed above. I wrote it when Phill and I went back to Cuckmere Haven on the Sussex coast for the first time since lockdown began. I won't say any more, the poem can speak for itself.
Tuesday 30 April 2019
Tuesday 9 April 2019
Monday 27 November 2017
Ashdown Forest, Winter View by Robin Webster
This Thursday evening between 6 and 8pm we will once again meet at Ashdown Forest Centre to raise a glass of mulled wine, tuck away a mince pie or two and read seasonal poems. Entrance is free and everyone's welcome.
Monday 20 November 2017
Photograph by Nick Kane
Tomorrow evening I will be reading at Lumen, 88 Tavistock Place, London. Doors open at around 6.30pm and the reading will take place under the banner of Agenda Poetry. I will be in fine company, reading alongside Timothy Ades, Patricia McCarthy, Sam Milne, Jess Mookherjee and Shaun Trainer, and poets from the floor will also be welcome. The event will be run by Ruth O'Callaghan, under the wing of Andrew Motion, and funds raised will benefit homeless people.