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  • Proud

    by Cerridwen Lee What am I proud of? Well, I suppose over my few but tempestuous 18 years it would be a matter of what I’m grateful for and have become proud of... Read more

    Posted on 20 November 2012 CREATIVITY, SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Legacy.

    Legacy.

    Earlier on this year, you’d have found me proud as anything of our Olympic games. I was positively gushing on here about how the feel good factor had swept us... Read more

    Posted on 19 November 2012 CREATIVITY, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Ambition Achieved

    Ambition Achieved

    by Ashley Lister I’ve always been a fan of Stephen King’s writing. Ever since I first read The Dead Zone, back in the very early eighties, I admired his... Read more

    Posted on 17 November 2012 BOOKS, CREATIVITY, CULTURE, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Davie's Legacy

    Before I get going, I must remind you all that tonight is the Dead Good Poet's Open Mic event which will be kicking off at 6pm. Read more

    Posted on 16 November 2012 CREATIVITY, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Listing and Other Nautical Fripperies

    Listing Other Nautical Fripperies

    Ambition you say? How long do you have? I have ambitions coming out of my ears...See South AmericaWrite the soundtrack to somethingWatch Raven graduate from... Read more

    Posted on 15 November 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Finding Ambition

    Finding Ambition

    At some point during 1996, I saw a news article about the Newbury bypass protests: pictures of houses built in the trees, home-made tents on the ground and... Read more

    Posted on 14 November 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Ambition

    by Cerridwen Lee Life is too short to ponder on things that may or may not have happened in different circumstances. It's certainly too short to analyse and... Read more

    Posted on 13 November 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Lives.

    Yesterday was Remembrance Sunday. As anyone who has ever worked in a shop will know, it can be awkward. A customer never fails to arrive at the counter bang on... Read more

    Posted on 12 November 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Inspiration

    Inspiration

    By Ashley Lister Inspiration is a lot like oxygen, love and internet connectivity: it’s only a problem when it’s not there. Inspire a writer with an idea and... Read more

    Posted on 10 November 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Listening Inwards

    Listening Inwards

    Inspirational?I can look into my heartAnd see what will stir.The idea of inspiration seems so aloof from everyday life. It seems to be reserved for any manner o... Read more

    Posted on 09 November 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Crack

    Crack

    This month, I have mostly been inspired by the poetry of Carolyn Kizer. Semele Recycled inspired this piece. I kept the river but chose a different goddess. Read more

    Posted on 08 November 2012 CREATIVITY
  • If Found...

    Found...

    MISSINGLast seen three weeks ago mooching around my mind, sniffing at an unfinished poem.Small, often invisible, and with a tendency to wander off during times... Read more

    Posted on 07 November 2012 CREATIVITY
  • The Fairy Pool

    by Cerridwen Lee This week’s theme is “Inspirational Ideas” Of course this got me thinking about what inspires mankind. The power of literature, music, art is a... Read more

    Posted on 06 November 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Dave's Dream

    Tomorrow, when the USA finally choose their next president, one man will become the most powerful in the world. It might remain as Obama, it could be Morman... Read more

    Posted on 05 November 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Most Ghostly

    Most Ghostly

    by Colin Davies I'd always promised myself a trip to a haunted house. As a child I was fascinated by the idea of the paranormal, ghosts and other such spooky... Read more

    Posted on 04 November 2012 CREATIVITY
  • A Monstrous Creation

    By Ashley Lister It’s not often that I share creative writing exercises on here. However, I figured the theme of ghostly goings-on would be appropriate for... Read more

    Posted on 03 November 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Haunted Blackpool - Win a Signed Copy

    Haunted Blackpool Signed Copy

    On Wednesday night, the Dead Good Poets' Haunted Blackpool was launched. Below are a series of YouTube videos explaining more about the project and relating som... Read more

    Posted on 02 November 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Old, New, Horror, Blue

    Old, New, Horror, Blue

    Maybe it's the group name ' Dead Good Poets', maybe it's because it was Halloween, or maybe it was nature's way of telling Shaun not to wear sandals but the... Read more

    Posted on 01 November 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Urgent Information for Ghost Hunters.

    For ghosts and ghouls in Blackpool today, look no further than the historic Blackpool Winter Gardens. A building drenched in presence (and the setting for many ... Read more

    Posted on 31 October 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Lunacy

    by Cerridwen Lee Sylvia Plath once said, “This is the light of the mind, cold and planetary.” She was describing the night’s lantern; the mysterious force that... Read more

    Posted on 30 October 2012 CREATIVITY