Drop in by Vic Pickup

Nigel Kent - Poet

Today we welcome poet and reviewer, Vic Pickup, to reflect on Friends from her recently published collection, Lost and Found, Hedgehog Poetry Press (2020).

Thank you so much, Nigel for this opportunity. I have loved reading about the writing processes of other poets, and how their poems came into being – what a good idea! So, here’s the backstory of one of mine…

In May of this year, I suffered a seizure completely out of the blue. Aside from the medical poking and prodding, in the aftermath I also had to figure out the impact of losing my driving licence with three children to ferry about. I had a choice to either worry about it happening again and the logistical problems we faced, or to look around me at the positives gained from the experience (there were some!) and just crack on.

The main plus (aside from LOTS of…

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