Welcome to my website
A selection of Cornish seaweed photos
A poem inspired by Barbara Hepworth, written after seeing a wrecked boat on the Camel Estuary in Cornwall.
Poem inspired by Henry Wallis's portrait of the death of Chatterton
A poem in response to Rene Magritte's 'Lovers'
Jimmy Savile and the Leeds Millennium Tapestry
In her fifteen-year diary, Lucy Newlyn discloses recurring episodes of mania, depression, hallucination and paranoid delusion.
“How does poetry work? What should readers notice and look out for? Poet Lucy Newlyn demystifies the principles of the form, effortlessly illustrating key approaches and terms—all through her own original verse.”
A poem in response to John Sell Cotman's painting. 'Road to Capel Curig'
An anthology of poetry and prose celebrating the return of the Cornish Chough to Cornwall; edited by Lucy Newlyn.
A pair of villanelles I wrote a while ago about the anxiety of influence...a concept which goes on fascinating me, even though I am long done with Harold Bloom.
With apologies to W.H. Auden, here’s a poem about Kate Newlyn’s sculpture, ‘Icarus’. I have a bronze resin cast of this on our wall at home. It is slightly different in some minor details from the image.