This week, I’d like to introduce Debbie McLeod, a hypnotherapist, spiritual coach, counsellor, teacher of authentic empowerment and spiritual development; who has also written the book Best Friends Forever.
Hi everyone, this week I’d like to introduce Dane Cobain, the author of several books including Eyes like lighthouses when the boats come home. It’s Dane’s first book of poetry, distilled from the sweat of a thousand memorised performances in this reality and others. It’s not for the faint-hearted.
This week I’d like you all to meet Nicola Warwick. After attempts to write plays and novels, she rediscovered poetry while taking a Diploma in Creative Writing in 1999, and has been writing more seriously since then. She has been published in several poetry magazines, including the Rialto, Acumen, the South and Poetry Review and has been shortlisted in many competitions including Hysteria 2015. She is a regular attendee at the Poetry Café in Arlingtons in Ipswich and a member of Second Light. Groundings is her first anthology
Sue Spiers is a poet and finalist in the Hysteria 2015 writing competition poetry category, she is also the inspiration behind the poetry anthology Jiggle Sac. Along with 9 other poets, her poem ‘The weight of glass‘ can be seen in Hysteria 4, due out at the beginning of December.
Polly Hall is the second of our category winners in the Hysteria Writing Competition 2014. Her background in holistic therapy and healing has given her a strong foundation in understanding the interconnectedness of life and, as a result, is rarely shocked by anything. She is fascinated by people’s motivations and backgrounds and loves getting into the meaning of things and her aim as a writer is to make the reader feel something whether that be a sense of dread or joy. She published her first book, The Art of Foot Reading, in 2009.
‘Throng’ is n. – A multitude of persons or of living beings pressing or pressed into a close body or assemblage; a crowd.
Welcome to The Thursday Throng and this week I’d like to welcome Lesley Fletcher, a poet and the creator of 5 Pillars of the Gypsy – a work that combines her art and poetry in a beautiful volume that stirs the senses and the heart of the reader.
April was claimed as National Poetry Month in the United States back in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. They have celebrated every year since. According to their website thousands of businesses and non-profit organisations also get involved and participate by holding things like readings, running poetry festivals, creating stunning book displays, holding workshops, and a myriad of other events.