28th January 2022

Author - Stephen R K Fender

I am currently working on a PhD in Creative Writing at Northumbria University in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. I enjoy experimental writing. I do not see myself ever fitting in with, and following, the standard literary route. I am a creative writer which means I like to experiment with words, styles and platforms.

Stop. Change Your Life

A Reflection What if you want to change your life? What if you wake up and say to yourself: I don’t want to be me anymore? If you say that it is because the you that you...

(Evoluted) Evolved

Poets and writers evolve, hopefully. I wrote this poem about forty years ago when I was young and stupid. The person who used to read my poems at the time pointed out...

Only Time

For the past two days I have been reflecting on memories and love. Time goes by scaringly fast and memories collect like fallen leaves. Most memories are neutral and are...

A Desire to Write

I made a monumental decision the other day. I quit the Creative Writing PhD I have been doing for three years now because I felt tangled-up in academia when I just...

Poem

I’m not sure why I wrote this poem. I sat down at my desk this morning with the intention of doing some paperwork. That intention got lost. Maybe I was feeling low and...

Journey

I scribbled this poem down during a walk into the fells. It’s a reflection on love’s journey. (Soppy can be deep too you know). Life is not about achievement; it’s not...

The Berwick Girl

Berwick Street – Soho, 14th July 10:05 am, 1978 Imagine a prison without bars: bars that might prevent a person from falling back into the world through the open...

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