Rochester Bridge in February

On a freezing cold morning on Rochester Bridge, as one looks across to Frindsbury breathing air that’s crunchy with frost and squinting from the weak sun which illuminates the river’s surface leaving nothing left for the sky to hang on to, deltoids might wonder (as they try in vain to spot an horizon) whether the river or the sky held their dreams.  Night time’s perspective will reveal.

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GD and the narwhal

This piece was written during Rachael Hale’s writing workshop at the Rochester literature festival. We were asked to select one of the museums […]

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ROCHESTER AT TWILIGHT

A third poem inspired by a photo of Sibel Cahide Gul; this is a stunning image which both fictionalises and reveals the city. The poem attempts to do justice to the drama of the photo through […]

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MEDWAY SWAN

This is one of a series of poems resulting from a collaboration between Sibel Gul,  a talented photographer based in Rochester, and Derek Sellen, writer. The images all relate to the Medway area. […]

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Sweep Dreams

Rochester Sweeps’ Festival is a celebration of the coming of spring, and as May Day was also the traditional holiday for chimney sweeps or Climbing Boys as they were officially known, the two […]

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