All posts filed under “poetry




Cover art ‘Enough’ by Katherine Sheers ©

Somehow shows us a voice and a spirit that insists – at times defiantly, other times tenderly, always fiercely – on the magnitude and gravities of desire’ – Sumita Chakraborty


A highly accomplished set of poems which consider the ways grief, guilt, and loss attached themselves to both the family and the natural world of restoration.  What Calcutt does within these pages is acknowledge our ability to be resilient…At times devastating, at other times buoyant, but always totally human.’ – Anthony Anaxagorou 

Themes of ‘truth’ IS&T Pick Of The Month

*Trigger warning* (scroll down to see full post)

Hello readers,

Following National Poetry Day’s theme of ‘truth’, my new poem ‘A conversation with my daughter about my brother’s suicide’ has been selected for IS&T’s Pick Of The Month.

Thank you to everyone who read and supported this poem! It was difficult to put out there, but I’m very glad I did.

If you need to talk, or have been affected by any of the issues raised here, please make sure you reach out to a friend or loved one. Or contact any of the below charities for support.

Thank you again!





Gliding with your mouth open

Here’s a lovely writing prompt for you all. A few months ago I shared a writing exercise called Sex and Death. In honour of my Writing Motherhood workshop this weekend, I’ve adapted it to suit the theme, with Labour and Swimming. First, here are the… Read More