Buzzword: Beeston – poem by Jade Moore

Buzzword: Beeston – poem by Jade Moore Beeston (part one) It’s lying in bed and knowing exactly which train just went by (because I live in the Rylands and the train tracks are right behind) it’s the 25 past going to Matlock so I stay in bed till half past. It’s the too early too loud...

Buzzword: A Poem For Beeston Winner (Under 16s)

Buzzword: A Poem For Beeston Winner (Under 16s) What do you see?  When you look at Beeston, what do you see? I see a kind community, A diverse group of people, All being friendly. I see a handy, handful of shops, Sometimes selling things you didn’t know you needed, Or something you want but can’t find, To buy some...

Buzzword: A Poem For Beeston Winner (Over 16s)

Buzzword: A Poem For Beeston Winner (Over 16s) The Beekeeper pays much attention, receives little, despite his years of witness to the bright parade – babies, boffins, students, shoppers, meeters, makers, workers, walkers – the whole brilliant buzz of you. He has learned the Art of the Chocolatier, knows...

Buzzword: A Poem For Beeston

We’ve come over all poetic. And no, that doesn’t mean this entire issue is written in verse. Instead, we’re eager to find a poem befitting of Beeston. This month we are launching our very own poetry award, Buzzword: a poem for Beeston, in a bid to discover some hidden...

Buzzword Poetry Competition

Buzzword Poetry Competition Here’s all you need to know before taking up your pen/pencil/keyboard/quill: The winner will win £100, a trophy, inclusion in an anthology and much more. Under 16s will win £50 as well as the other stuff. Judging alongside our editor Christian Fox will be a...

Letters to the Mind Project

Letters to the Mind Project A Beeston project aiming to raise mental heath awareness In November I began a project that was inspired by a poem I had written which addressed my mental health directly. I wrote to my anxiety: this helped me to view it differently and I realised that writing poetry...