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Posted by lisahannah on December 31, 2012 at 5:10 AM








Any ideas for a drama?

Posted by lisahannah on March 1, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Started a play almost a year ago and have come to a stand still.  Have a doctor's waiting room/office and the first scene but don't know what to do next.  Central character has been introduced and there is some dialogue with the nurse but no other strong characters or plot....too interested in the layout and props.  Help!

What's worth reading?

Posted by lisahannah on January 13, 2012 at 9:25 AM


Loneliness of a longdistance runner - vivid sense of place and historical context.  Borstal is fleshed out as the narrator runs to escape his confinement and fox the Governor.  Narrator that you buy into.  Simple language and direct style.  Three ice cream rating.

Kennedy's Children five ice creams....

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National Poetry Day

Posted by lisahannah on October 6, 2011 at 6:50 PM

This poem is a vent

that draws the killer gas

                                   away from your attic,

seals the damaged pipes

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world book night

Posted by lisahannah on March 13, 2011 at 8:06 AM

In view of all the celebrations I tried to decide on my favourite book but just ended up with a list .  Here are some of  the books that have had a lasting impression ... Sons and Lovers by D H Lawrence, W H  Auden's from The Witnesses, Death of a Salesman by Arthur Mi...

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Posted by lisahannah on March 1, 2011 at 9:45 AM

I've just started working on a play, trying to move out of poetry.  Dialogue is coming along reasonably well but I'm struggling to make anything happen.  Devices are coming through but finding it tough to decide what is at stake for the characters.

What I have been Reading

Posted by lisahannah on January 7, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Just finished Flight of the Falcon by Daphne Du Maurier.  Full of suspense and pictures of old Italy.  Vespas, palaces,  myths and a woman dead on  church steps.  Spectacular.   Couldn't have predicted the ending.  Well worth a read.




Posted by lisahannah on October 1, 2010 at 9:37 AM


Ting Huan

fed you hot air

and made you a spectacle

high up

where paintings rotate,

beautiful translucent

And today, cylinder

they mount you on a spindle

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Posted by lisahannah on September 28, 2010 at 9:07 AM

The final 46 poems chosen for the anthology.  Hard going, since I only liked four a few weeks ago. 


Really pleased with the final selection and the photo cover looks great.  Will upload it shortly. 


Next project is a collaborative one.  Want to put a couple of poems to music and work with a local artist to interpret some in colour.

Alt Exhibition

Posted by lisahannah on February 11, 2010 at 3:17 PM

The poems are all in place, enlarged onto a blue, curved wall that represents the path of the river. They stand about nine ft high.

On the reverse, my photographs of the Ratty and Altmore Road are part of a montage with beautiful scenic pictures from Amanda Hardman and images from David Hardaker of the wildlife and landscape around Crosby Beach.

Listening posts and smell stations are part of the exhibit too.  And there are pipes for you to reach into a...

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