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Now ghosts are made, by Britta Benson

I received my contributor’s copy of ‘I give my word’ today. My poem ‘How ghosts are made’ is included in the Open Book anthology. I wrote the poem while staying at my parents’ house, after mum’s death. When I looked through the pages, it felt so nice to read the work of writing friends. IContinue reading “Now ghosts are made, by Britta Benson”


Hope first, by Britta Benson

Here’s a wee poem I wrote last week during an Open Book creative writing session. A couple of days ago, I took a photograph on my walk along the fields of barley in my home town, the perfect image to go with this poem. Hope first All the could have beens, old should have seens,Continue reading “Hope first, by Britta Benson”