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launch & signings

Wrap up warm for 

the launch of IGLOO 

on Saturday 19 November

any time between 2 and 4 pm

at the Children’s Bookshop

Lindley, HD3 3JF

for igloo cake & tea and

a reading with questions at 3 pm.

Please let me know if you're coming.
Other places IGLOO and I will be if you can’t come to Lindley are below.

It’d be great if you could just come and create some interest!
1. Sat 26th November, 12 – 2pm
at Waterstones, Huddersfield
2. And for rest of Sat 26th and Sun 27th
at Page Bookshop, Brighouse, as part of 
Brighouse Christmas Fair.
3. Sat 3 December, 10.30 am – 2.30 pm  at the Winter Fayre, 
Crossley Heath School
Halifax, HX3 OHG

poetry success

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Here's my poem which was runner up at the RS Thomas poetry festival, 2022:


In response to Countering, RS Thomas


Calling Time on Love


Now the clock has put a full

Stop on your sentence, I am

Deaf to poetry. A castaway,                                                               

No hand takes mine.  I

Heave at the hour hand, to counter-

turn it fifty years but it is stuck

at the point of your departing.



It’s I must change time: face

Forward, count the dead hours

Without you; the shipwreck

I am, the proof love has

No end on this isle, even now

You’re in so distant a land, I can

No longer read your face.


Jennifer Burkinshaw

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