(Snippets of conversation with Mouthy Poets and writers Caroline Bird & Roger Robinson at Arvon Totleigh Barton, Tuesday 8th December 2015.)

Roger Poetry is dying a slow boring death, so we are going through a creative peak at the moment. It is really important to start things and make people come to you. Don’t be begging people for you, don’t be unsatisfied with one small square of the world, find the people that want your messages and send it to them. Don’t be a wondering generality, be a very strong specific. That is how you get through the noise and clutter. Don’t follow the herd completely, be yourself – you are enough.

Caroline Our revolution [in the UK] is just about due.