Derbyshire Poet Laureate/ and Nonsense Olympics

2 top news items for me are – from October 2011 to September 2013 I am Derbyshire Poet  Laureate. Yippee! Derbyshire poems are emerging fast. I am keeping a poet laureate blog, so for news for the next 2 years please visit This blog will also include the Diary of Julian Durble, an everyday poet.

Second main news item is that I have a pre-Xmas publication now available. This is The Nonsense Olympics (Upside Down Books), which is a tribute to Edward Lear (1812-1888) for his bicentenary. It’s for adults and children and includes the backwards race, high-jumping camels, the ancient Worcestershire sport of Shniblobs, how to be good at sports by relaxing, pig-tig etc. and has fabulous illustrations by Jackie Prachek. Our motto: “Lie down and enjoy the Olympics.” To buy copies, or for more information, go to This is the illustration for “dodo pogo” from Animal Olympics no. 3.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>