I use this site as a virtual work-space and personal journal.

The journal part ranges from the diary like entries on the minutiae of my life, to public information broadcasts, publicizing upcoming readings, poetry nights, workshops, opportunities to get involved, that kind of thing.

The work-space part is about me having a place to put work in progress, from first draft, to possibly, but not always finished article. For this reason, any interest and constructive commenting is very much appreciated and definitely invited. The only time I’ll delete a comment will be if it’s abusive or nasty. Creative Commons applies, yadda yadda.

Thanks for visiting the site, let me know what you think.


9 Responses to “About this blog”

  1. Roy said

    Hello Lydia,

    This is a lovely space, I dont have your E-mail so i hope you dont mind me contacting you here.

    It was good to see you at the LPS last night with your Man. Thank you for your encouragement and your coment on my poem, it ment a lot.

    Im afraid that living inside an Alan Benett play last night has made me forget the detail of what you were saying about Word and when to turn up for the comissioned piece. Could you please let me know.

    Thanks, ROY

  2. Hi Roy, good to hear from you. The next WORD! is March 2nd at The Y. It’s always on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Performers need to arrive for 7pm and sign up with the compere. The night kicks off at 8pm.

    The commission thing is to find 4 new and emerging voices. The selected poets will write and perform a piece, based on a poem by an English poet of their choice. The poem can be from any time period. They’d be performed on April 24th as part of Leicester’s St George’s Day celebrations.

    To apply, just email me with your brief outline – just something to say what poem you’d pick to respond to and how you’d go about doing so – or if that would be hard to explain ahead of doing it, whatever you might be able to say about your intentions.

    Once again, I really loved your blue poem. It was so wonderful and I reckon you should submit it to some journals. If you can make it, I’d love you to come and try out for the commission at WORD! and also do it again. More people should hear it šŸ™‚

    My email in case you don’t have it: secretagentartist@hotmail.com

    Hope to see you soon LX

  3. sourav894 said

    Good to know that there are people interested in the rich art of poetry. Cheers for your wonderful blog. Even Iā€™m a published poet. You can catch glimpse of some of my works here- http://souravroy.com/poems/

    Keep Walking!!

  4. Jayne said

    Hi Lydia,
    Loved your latest draft of Venus.
    Would like to hear more details of your Venus Papers performance.

  5. Ailis said

    I very much enjoyed your performance at Decibel 2011-I wish you all the best with The Venus Papers and hope your experiences are fruitful and pleasant.

  6. Hi Lydia,

    Nice meeting you today. Best of luck with the Venus Papers! It looks very interesting.

    Here is my website: http://merlynhaycraft.com/

    See you around in the royal festival hall someday. šŸ™‚


  7. Lucy said

    Hi Lydia, love your work. Would it be possible to get in contact for an article for the Leicester Mercury on the city’s growing performance poetry scene? If you’re interested, could you drop me an email at lucyholdsworth@rocketmail.com? Thanks.
    Best wishes,

  8. Jack Fidel said

    Hello Lydia, I enjoyed your piece in the Guardian and looking for examples of your stuff online saw ‘I’m Not One of Those People’ which I liked, so I wrote this for you.
    Good luck with everything, Jack Fidel.

    Lydia Towsey does so nicely
    What poets are supposed to do,
    She lights up the world by seeing things linked
    In ways weirdly familiar but new –
    Like the dust she sees settling, moving as quiet
    As the footfall of soft supple shoes,
    And her language glints like a shivering web
    Decked out with bright beads of dew.

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