Something Rhymed: celebrating female literary friendship

A Year of Hidden Friendships

When we first launched Something Rhymed, a year ago now, concerned well-wishers expressed scepticism about whether we’d discover twelve pairs of historic female writer friends to profile each month over the course of 2014. Thanks to our close-knit community of readers from around the globe, the reverse has in fact been true. You’ve helped us… Continue reading A Year of Hidden Friendships

Press & Reviews · Something Rhymed: celebrating female literary friendship

Double-Page Spread in the Independent on Sunday

‘Feel the Fear & Do It Anyway’: This was the headline of the feature on female friendship that I co-wrote with Emily Midorikawa for the Independent on Sunday. Why would such a celebratory subject attract this kind of headline? We focused specifically on friendships between feminists, and we’ve come to think that perhaps intellectual, political, and… Continue reading Double-Page Spread in the Independent on Sunday

The Memoir Garden

A Garden Full of Memories

I am proud to announce that last night Councillor Allan Lawson, Mayor of Dacorum Borough Council, opened Sunnyside Rural Trust’s memorial garden. This beautiful and innovative space is a physical representation of the poems in The Memoir Garden, the collection that documents my Arts Council writing residency with Sunnyside Rural Trust. Each poem is comprised of the… Continue reading A Garden Full of Memories