Christmas is taken very seriously in this household. I believe in Father Christmas, and there's no way I'd do anything to undermine that belief.
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My prose is turgid, it just hasn't got any energy.
Like the sand and the oyster, it's a creative irritant. In each poem, I'm trying...
I'll be left writing picture books and fairy tales.
I think the dangers are different now. Our abuse of the planet and our resources...
When you have a child, your previous life seems like someone else's. It's like living...
I still read Donne, particularly his love poems.
Poetry and prayer are very similar.
Poets deal in writing about feelings and trying to find the language and images for...
Every day is a gift with a child, no matter what problems you have.
Between 9am and 3pm is when I work most intensely.
I write in that space between Ella's childhood and mine. I know it all sounds...
It's always good when women win things in fiction because it tends to be more...
Edinburgh is my favourite city. We'll be doing a lot of children's theatre and galleries.
I write quite a lot of sonnets, and I think of them almost as prayers:...