Maria Lassnig

At Tate Liverpool this late summer there was an exhibition of Maria Lassnig and her life’s work (1919-2014). Rare to find a female artist who had survived into late age and had produced art works that had early been recognised and encouraged. Frida Kahlo for example lived much of her life in the shadow of…

Time Will Not

Originally posted on First Draft:
Poet Rebecca Audra Smith looks at the theme of ‘retrospect‘ in this poem and guest blog. You can catch her performing at our In Retrospect cabaret night at The Castle Hotel on Monday 16 February. I wrote ‘Time will not’ for fun –  it’s a formal take from Edwin Morgan’s poem ‘I…

Rebecca Audra Smith and Anna Percy

Originally posted on First Draft:
Greetings, #FirstDraftFridays followers! This week we’re sharing some poetry from Rebecca Audra Smith and Anna Percy, who have been working and writing together for a long time, and are the brains behind Manchester-based poetry group, Stirred Poetry. They performed a brilliant set at our 2nd birthday event, Two’s Company, sharing some…

Heart Poems for Children’s Heart Week – Day Three

Originally posted on Rebecca Goss:
WEDNESDAY: THE PULSE OXIMETRY CAMPAIGN Rebecca Goss writes: My daughter Ella was diagnosed with Severe Ebstein’s Anomaly 36 hours after birth. Until then, I thought my daughter was a healthy baby.  The shock of discovering she was ill, just  as I was about to take her home, added to the…