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