Author Archives: beckydeans

About beckydeans

I've always been a writer one way or the other.

DH Lawrence’s Horn

If DH chose a musical instrument, surely he would pick a sax? I wrote this unofficially for the 2018 Clarinet and Saxophone Society and put in on Instagram. It looks like there might be some research in Lawrence and jazz. … Continue reading

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‘Meditation on the A38’ sound file #poetry #saxophone #woodwind #breathingexercises #meditation #childrensmentalhealthweek #mentalhealth #anxiety

I’ve been asked for the text for this, but I feel it needs proper artwork, and I am a words person, not an art working master (all hail designers!), so it will take me a while to organise. BBC Derby … Continue reading

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Find ‘Slab’ in the Bearded Badger Publishing TRA[verse] free sampler

Today the poetry showcase, featuring work from nine poets, is finally available. Go to to download the full sampler, with contributions from Rory Aaron, me, Kevin Qweaver Jackson, Jack Cunnington, Oliver Cowley, Cullen Marshall, Sonia Burns, Camille McCawley and … Continue reading

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How (not) to write an author’s bio #traverse #beardedbadgerpublishing #identitycrisis203 #Ripley #London #Paris #Derbyshire

So, say, you’re finally there and you’re writing your bio, how do you know what to say? I think I can safely say my bio is always changing depending on what mood I am in. My current Facebook photo is … Continue reading

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I am going to be on @bbcderby on Monday 8 February with Sally Pepper at 12.15pm with my new poem ‘Meditation on the A38’ #amwriting #amperforming

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There is no cuckoo. Costa sifts snowdrops  in the top of your coffee to announce the spring Cups drifting in the middle of the road will last longer than you Yet there is a rhythm to everything. It beats. When … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Morten Harket (for tomorrow. Just getting in there early)

Here’s a poem for all you Virgos. I have lost a slipper found marbles a pick Lego blocks I mean gold Lego arms and legs and heads and a very nice chap from Bangkok He lets me stroke his engines … Continue reading

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Roald Dahl inspired limerick from writers’ group April 2016 *bit rude* #amwriting

This limerick comes from a writers’ group where I introduced or reintroduced Roald Dahl to the members of the group. We had a good read of what we could find in Ripley Library. Then we wrote and blimey it was … Continue reading

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Shred – 2017 version of this poem #amwriting #amediting

Shred You are my life, my completeness. This love is my weakness. You are the treasure in my chest. My heart can’t rest. You are my before and my after. The absence of laughter. I’m held. You’re my holder. My … Continue reading

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Hello – a 1997 poem just before another poetry course! New beginnings and full cycles. #amwriting

It’s been mind-blowing to be part of the writing ambitions: Derbyshire Residencies scheme. It’s made me reappraise many things I have done, and generally give myself a big pat on the back. I mean, it was a big achievement to … Continue reading

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