Boy cut features on The Poetry Archive
The Bell Tower published with The Emma Press. Order here.
Acerbic, precise and very funny, Pamela Crowe’s poems explore home life and relationships in a delightfully forthright voice. Secret frustrations and anxieties are aired and private fantasies brought into the light, as odes blur into diatribes and psychodramas become love poems.
Woven throughout The Bell Tower is a love of Jane Austen, Sylvia Plath, Wendy Cope and – above all – Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones. These are fierce, acutely observed poems that give weight to domestic minutiae and put words to helpless howls into the abyss.
Anger blazes a path: it strips away pretence and clears a space from which to speak… Crowe holds two fingers up to the conventional poetic, and convention in general.” Georgia Gildea, review of THE BELL TOWER. Full review HERE
Read the Author Interview here.
I read Length from THE BELL TOWER
AHRC funded FailSpace Project
FailSpace: Cultural Participation: Stories of Success, Histories of Failure — is an AHRC-funded research project exploring how the cultural sector can better recognise, acknowledge and learn from failure, particularly when undertaking work intended to diversify and grow the people who are taking part in subsidised cultural activities. The project is led by Leila Jancovich (University of Leeds), with David Stevenson (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh), Lucy Wright and Malaika Cunningham.
FailSpace is based on the principle that learning from failure should be an integral part of the process of making and implementing cultural projects and policies — but our research suggests that this is not always welcome in formal evaluation processes, which tend to focus on celebratory facts and figures about a project’s success and conceal or brush-off negative outcomes or issues.
What is it? published by The Poetry Society
Tactile Optic Shock, part of the ‘Soundness’ digital programme 20-21 VAC
How to – creative writing prompts from TACTILE OPTIC SHOCK
Winchester Poetry Festival 2022
Reading ‘River’ at the 2022 Winchester Poetry Festival Prize-giving, October 2022.
THE BELL TOWER book launch
Watch the THE BELL TOWER book launch here.
Light on Leeds Podcast
Light On Leeds Podcast, May 2022 ~ talking about early creativity, writing, performance, cities, parenting, and the publication of THE BELL TOWER (The Emma Press)
The Bell Tower featured in 5 Poetry Collections You’ll Want To Devour After Watching ‘Normal People’
Review of Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up Soanyway Magazine
Review of Kara Chin: Show Real & Ashley Holmes: Trust Melody Corridor8
RECTAL PROLAPSE on radio and stage
RECTAL PROLAPSE a comedy love story of a woman’s body over 3 decades of college, motherhood & neurological paralysis against a backing track of frenzied gym workouts & spin classes.
Rectal Prolapse first aired SAT 26 NOV on ELFM Chapel FM Arts Centre and is available on LISTEN AGAIN HERE.
We had the BEST week at Leeds Playhouse, massive thanks to Rio Matchett and the @leedsplayhouse team for R&D time in the Bramall Rock Void to explore moving Rectal Prolapse from voice work onto stage. Big thanks to dream team creatives for the week Olivia Garvey, Tom Wright and Jo Parry-Ali.
Jane | all this she must possess
About process, image & text – how to show proximity, intimacy or loss; how to get near each other, how to exist apart (how to get near Jane, how to de-film Jane).
We’re not making a film