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John D Robinson, Hastings poet, writes about his world as it is

John D Robinson has five books out already this year, but here are two of his, as yet unpublished, poems on the effects of Coronavirus. These two poems are understandably stark, but love and its continuation stays strong, writes HOT’s Chandra Masoliver.

Posted 15:37 Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020 In: Poetry Tags: coronavirus covid-19 John D Robinson poetry
Hang In There. Published by Uncollected Press 2019

John D. Robinson, poet and creator of Holy & Intoxicated Publications UK

John D. Robinson author of the recently published ‘Hang in There’ talks with HOT’s Chandra Masoliver about seven of his poems, and ways they come from his life.

Posted 10:57 Monday, Nov 18, 2019 In: Poetry Tags: John D Robinson
Somebody I used to know by Wendy Mitchell

Dementia – eleven books to help us cope (and literary events from 20 Aug 2019)

A search in the mind for a word that you used to know and you start to worry. Not about the word. About getting dementia. Do you have a friend or a loved one with Alzheimer’s? Do you find it difficult? Angela J. Phillip reports on eleven books that might help us to cope.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Alice la Plante Alzheimer's Angela J. Phillip Aruna Vasudevan books about dementia Christine Bryden Dancing with dementia David Walliams Dementia from the inside Elizabeth is missing Emma Healey Francis Booth Grandpa's great escape Hastings Literary Festival 2019 Hastings LitFest 2019 Jennifer Bute John D Robinson Keeping Mum Lisa Genova Marianne Talbot Matthew Thomas Nicci Gerrard Pete Donohue Somebody I used to know Still Alice The memory activity book Turn of MInd We are not ourselves Wendy Mitchell What dementia teaches us about love
Beloved by Toni Morrison

Bookchat: Be fearless – write your truth (and events Aug 13 onwards)

We have an almost overwhelming urge to make things better. To chop out ragged edges so that clear shapes emerge. To provide explanations and make things fit. The most powerful urge is to send a moral message but all these instincts are the enemies of our truths. Angela J. Phillip looks for inspiration from the writers of five incredible books who showed and shared their characters’ experience, but left the readers to interpret.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: A Vasudevan A. Solzhenitsyn Angela J. Phillip Beloved Francis Booth Frankenstein Giovanni's Room James Baldwin John D Robinson Kate Chopin One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich Pete Donohue Toni Morrison write your truth
Browsing in Bookbuster

Bookchat: How to browse efficiently (and events Aug 6 onwards)

Seems like a contradiction – browsing and efficiency, but it isn’t. Both are necessary. Browsing equals slow and easy, gentle relaxation. Efficiency equals the speed with which you reach your goal. The more easily you hit your target for the kind of books you like, the more relaxed you will be and the bigger a bag you’ll need for your booty (or the bigger a letterbox you’ll need for your delivery – probably you’ll have to make sure a neighbour is in). Or you might be feeling thrifty so you just buy one and know that you’ve hit the jackpot. Hours of pleasure all lined up. But there are various ways to do it and you need to adapt from one place to another. Angela J. Phillip takes a look at how to organise your search.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Angela J. Phillip Belonging Francis Booth John D Robinson Pete Donohue Singing Arias Text Acts Umi Sinha
Metamorphosis 2 by Angela J. Phillip

Bookchat: How to write a poem- 1 (and events July 30 onwards)

It’s like a quilted bedspread or a wall-hanging. A piece of music perhaps. So lovely to see and feel what other people have made, but it’s thrilling – and liberating – to create your own. With the aid of Chuma Nwokolo, Jnr, John D. Robinson and Brian Docherty Angela J. Phillip finds out how to  write a poem.

Susan Evans at Sheer Poetry

Sheer Poetry: Sheer Delight with Susan Evans, John D. Robinson and Lucy Brennan-Shiel

Collapsible stools, a bike and a motley collection of folk poured into the space in Bookbuster’s that Tim Barton had only just managed to get ready at the end of his long working day. And nobody could guess what a heavy day that had been as he handed out glasses of wine and, along with Pete Donohue who was hosting the event, made everyone welcome: the three special guests, poets from the surrounding areas and the ones like us who had come to listen.

Posted 18:45 Monday, Jun 24, 2019 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Angela J. Phillip BOOKBUSTER Brian Docherty Carole Segal James Joyce John D Robinson Lucy Brennan Shiel Merlin Betts Paul A.Green Pete Donohue Sheer Poetry Susan Evans Tim Barton Zarir Sethna

Hang In There: Poetry from John D Robinson

John D Robinson, a regular contributor to HOT, has published his first full collection of poetry, Hang In There. Most of the poems appear in book form for the first time. Adrian Manning of Concrete Meat Press gives his appreciation of the man and his work. There follow three of the poems.

Posted 18:58 Sunday, Jun 2, 2019 In: Poetry Tags: Hang In There John D Robinson
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