Author Archives: Peter Kenny

About Peter Kenny

I lead a double life. Identity #1. A writer of poems, comedy plays, dark fiction and the odd libretto. Identity #2: A marketing outlier, working with London creative agencies and my own clients as a copywriter and creative consultant.

Zoom launches, Planet Poetry, and a spot of horror

England is in its second day of its second national lockdown. The outcome of the US Presidential Election is on a knife edge, but I know readers of this blog will have lain awake at night wondering what on earth … Continue reading

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Planet Poetry launches with an in-depth interview with Pascale Petit

What’s that? The sound of virtual corks? Wish us lock as Robin Houghton and launch our podcast on an unsuspecting planet. To be honest, it feels a bit like standing on a diving board, and gazing into the cold deep … Continue reading

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Counting down to…

So the podcast is called Planet Poetry and we have a wee trailer ready to listen to… Just a few tweaks here and there, and ensuring the podcast is available on your favourite podcast platforms… Before Robin Houghton and I … Continue reading

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A poetry podcast? Why not!

Robin Houghton and I have teamed up again, and we are about to launch a podcast featuring poets, influencers and editors. We are preparing to launch soon — so expect us to be parping enthusiastically on our social media trumpets … Continue reading

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Poetry South East 2020, edited by Jeremy Page

This week I received a copy of Poetry South East, an excellent anthology produced by The Frogmore Press. According to Frogmore, ‘the original series was published by South East Arts between 1976 and 1983, with Howard Sergeant editing the first … Continue reading

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WHY? AND OTHER QUESTIONS, by Robin Houghton

In March, when people had started self-consciously bumping elbows, my pal Sarah Barnsley and I trained up to London, to see our friend Robin Houghton launch her new Live Canon pamphlet, WHY? AND OTHER QUESTIONS. It was an excellent afternoon, and … Continue reading

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Barking Mad! By Jane Mosse

Barking Mad! by Jane Mosse published by Blue Ormer What with one thing and another, I have found it hard to read lately. It’s as if a smoke alarm keeps going off in the house. Yesterday, having a hateful ear infection, … Continue reading

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Peter Kenny’s Little Horrors

Is anyone in their right mind interested in horror stories at a time like this? Despite this, I find uploading readings onto YouTube is helping me manage my anxiety.  I was talking to my pal Robin Houghton yesterday that this … Continue reading

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My reading for The Island Review

With my brand new, and attractively-priced Blue Snowball Ice microphone I recorded a reading for The Island Review, with their hashtag #islandreadings. If you’ve not visited their site you should do. It harbours all kinds of good things there. The Remembering Cliffs is an old poem, … Continue reading

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Watch Skelton Yawngrave TV

Hope all casual droppers-in to my blog are fine! Here’s a wee YouTube channel called Skelton Yawngrave TVwhere I am hoping, health allowing, to upload a chapter a day of my story Magnificent Grace during this time of lockdown. Continue reading

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