Hastings & St. Leonards on-line community newspaper

Poet Penny Pepper Pops Up

Tomorrow night (Thursday 15 November), Penny Pepper will be reading from her new collection of poetry at Book Buster in Queen’s Road. Erica Smith tells us why we should get down to see her perform.

Posted 19:11 Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 In: Poetry

Alive is someone…

The husband of a dear friend of mine died a couple of weeks ago, after over a decade of coping with the myriad circumstances that accompany early onset dementia, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. A beautiful poem was read at his funeral, which I share with you here: maybe it will be a source of comfort should you also be going through a challenging time in your life.

Posted 06:14 Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 In: Poetry Tags: Angelo Maria Ripellino Luigi Nono Zelly Restorick

A concrete poem about Trump

Posted 09:11 Friday, Jul 13, 2018 In: Poetry Tags: concrete poem Donald poem The Perilous Void Trump

Two poems by Hamlin and Robinson

Posted 13:43 Monday, Apr 9, 2018 In: Poetry Tags: Bradley Mason Hamlin Holy&intoxicated Publications John D Robinson

Only In St Leonards: A Year On The Marina

A new book of poetry by Brian Docherty, Only In St. Leonards: A Year On The Marina, (Special Sorts Press, 2017) will be available soon from St. Michaels Hospice, Upper Maze Hill in St. Leonards. This is a signed, limited edition book of new poems, as a fundraiser for the Hospice. 

Posted 17:36 Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 In: Poetry Tags: Brian Docherty Only in St Leonards: A Year On the Marina St Michael’s Hospice

Holy&intoxicated Series 4

Life long Hastings-ite and poet, John D. Robinson has produced Series 4 of his Holy&intoxicated Publications Poetry Card Series. Following in the footsteps of the previous Series, John says that Number 4 is “firing full power on all 5 cylinders, with high calibre poetry”. Zelly Restorick asks John about his poetry initiative. 

Posted 08:09 Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 In: Poetry Tags: A D Winans Arthur Graham Bradford Middleton Holy&intoxicated Publications John D Robinson Paul Tristram

The Smallhythe Trio

Lesbians. Suffragettes. Dramatists. L.G.B.T. Poet Laureate Trudy Howson explores, through poetry and prose, the Smallhythe Trio: Edith Craig, Christopher St John and Clare Atwood.

Posted 05:57 Saturday, May 27, 2017 In: Poetry Tags: Carla Danella Clare Atwood Edith Craig. Christopher St John L.G.B.T. Poet Laureate 2106-2109 Smallhyteh Trio Smallhythe Place susannah mayor Trudy Howson

Two poems by Brian Docherty


Posted 17:50 Friday, May 26, 2017 In: Poetry Tags: Again Brian Docherty in My Dreams Penniless Press poetry Stranger on the Shore
More HOT Stuff
  • Subscribe to HOT


    HOT is run by volunteers but has overheads for hosting and web development. Support HOT!


    Advertise your business or your event on HOT for as little as £20 per month
    Find out more…


    If you like HOT and want to keep it sustainable, please Donate via PayPal, it’s easy!


    Do you want to write, proofread, edit listings or help sell advertising? then contact us

  • Subscribe to HOT