Portrait of a Poet: Andy Buchanan

by Anita Foxall. When poet Andy Buchanan first moved to Southampton, he thought this was a city with a lot of unrealised potential.  Even with its large population, being a university city, many parks, and amazing venues, he felt there was still the opportunity to do more.  And in...

Portrait of a poet: Henry Baroche

by Anita Foxall. Henry Baroche is a well-known name to the cultural community of Southampton, though you may know him better as Mad King Ludwig from Mad King Ludwig and the Mojo. That’s right, Henry is an incredibly multi-talented human, and is a beloved musician, but what a lot...

Portrait of a poet: Estelle Phillips

by Anita Foxall. Poetry has been part of Estelle Phillips’ life since she was a small girl. Today she is a single mother of four who “is really bad at a lot of things and swears a lot, but can bake cakes.” Furthermore, she has made poetry a solid...

Portrait of a poet: Matt LT Smith

by Anita Foxall. “When I think about how I was as a kid, I feel like writing was inevitable. My brain was just always very busy and teeming with imagination and I didn’t have any outlet for it, so when I got older and toys and willing participants on...