Author Archives: Quad

About Quad

The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.

Advice for Today

  Truths for today it is hard to give a shit about anything when it is raining in your flat it is hard to give a shit about anything after four hours sleep and extra Susie Q poetry matters however … Continue reading

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Flim Night Die Hard Tryptych

I did three sculpted poems for tonight’s Flim, a cabaret night where a film is retold in various artforms. In my usual mode I sculpted these poems from film reviews by Roger Ebert. http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/die-hard-1988 DIE HARD (1988) 2 star review … Continue reading

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A Poem in Spite of Things

The upstairs flat’s bathroom has sprung two leaks again and later at the university water falls from up above I can only think I am an urban water nymph and my volume of tears has brought forth water from plaster … Continue reading

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The Living World Workshop Part Two

The following are poems that I wrote during yesterday’s workshop. They need further editing/line breaks/punctuation but that will happen.Full workshop will be available on the Stirred Blog soon.   12th September 2016 I take up the knitting I put down … Continue reading

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Sculpted Poem Flim Nite Titanic

You can find out more about Flim Nite here It is a monthly cabaret where performers of all stripes retell a film. Last month was Titanic I did my usual routine of using a review or interview and deleting words … Continue reading

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Fear Before the Storm

So I have already written three poems about the EU referendum here is the first written during the women beats Stirred Poetry workshop. I include the exercise below. Free Writing from a line from Janine Pommy Vega ‘’I could travel … Continue reading

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Stirred A Forest

Stirred last night was wonderful and very leafy. The zine is available online http://stirredpress.bigcartel.com/ and you can do the writing workshop for free here: https://stirredpoetry.wordpress.com/2016/05/18/workshop-silver-birch/ I include two of my poems from the workshop below: Thetford Forest   May and it is … Continue reading

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