Part of the articles to nonprofits series. 7 Tips to look after every nonprofits greatest resource — their volunteers! An … More
Brighton — Without Words
To celebrate the launch of the Facebook page for Light-on-light I published this short Film of Brighton. Created in Spring … More
The Unlikely Story Of My Book Becoming A Bestseller!
Sea Sores began with writing about daily life in my home town on the south coast of England, around 2015 … More
Opposite The Mansion’s Temple
Video poem filmed down Queens road Brighton Page 29 of the book “Sea Sores – A Brightonian Book“. Written about … More
Blood And Bone – Snow And Verse.
A reading and video piece about my Grandfather. One of my favourites from the book. Using the deep snow and … More
Love Endures – A Reading And A Reflection
The quote is from a longer piece about my grandparents who both passed away some ten years ago. They appear … More
Lucent – Spoken Word Film – Indianapolis
Lucent concerns one of my first jobs working as a cleaner at the tender age of 16. A friend and … More
Rumpjack – A Fireside Ghost Story
Chapter one – The Triangle. A short (pre final edit) story about the first encounter with the spirit called RumpJack. … More
New Book Out For Christmas.
Essential elements of a smile is an unrelentingly optimist publication. The idea behind it was to round off the year … More
Spoken Word – Dragonflies
https://njwood.contactin.bio/ Page 50 of Sea sores – A Brightonian Book. Dragonflies At the hightide mark, on neither earth nor sea … More
“Sea Sores” The Book Is Launched
Available in most countries on Kindle and in a large number of places in Paperback “Sea Sores – A Brightonian … More
Blond Light – Short Film Spoken Word.
Filmed just after lockdown, on the river bank where I’d gone to take my break through quarantine in Agde. Short … More
Time And Time Again – Spoken Word Film By NJW
In this video I explore the idea that sometimes fortune smiles on you and keeps smiling on you even when … More
Is a Second Wave Coming?
Below is the link through to an article I wrote on Vocal media. I think it’s worth re-sharing, as at … More
Great Writers Series – Philip Larkin (Part Two)
Larkin was a gift from my father. Three slim volumes of his work. Their edges already yellowed from years on his bookshelf. They followed … More
Bulletpoem – Can the same action be judged differently by the same audience, depending on the gender of the one … More
Great Writers Series – Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes Interview 1961
Speaks for itself.
The Gas Giants – Video spoken word Poem. By n j w
the gas giants –
by n j w
the gas giants speak loud in the night
while quiet more solid bodies
go unheard in the heavens
those rocky worlds pace alone
their elsewhere eyes as far
as can be from telescope
Great Writers Series – Philip Larkin – rare 1960’s Programme with Sir John Betjeman
An excellent programme where the great poets discuss their work and we follow Philip Larkin as he recites a few of his works. Truly a gem for anyone that appreciates Larkin’s work in particular.
Embers in ash
A new beauty emerges in the husks of wild flowers at the end of summer.
It takes eight minutes
for light after leaving the sun,
to reach earth.
four hundred and eighty
seconds, give or take a few.
I stand beside a wilderness, and tonight she’s as wild as she gets.
She’s all mine – all her distance, all her depths.
Scenes from Great Movies and Adaptations that Resonate – part one.
A movie – like a song – is an artform that can become a wormhole, taking the viewer back to the place and time they first watched it.
The effect it has on us can be so powerful, that certain characters or individual lines seem spoken for us personally. They reflect a truth in our hearts or desires, that we ourself were either unaware of or unsure how to articulate.
Meme 3 – A tad grandiose but you get the idea.
The scene from the seventh.
The rain has moved on for now. The gulls gather to sip from pools on the flat felt roof. Other showers tread … More
Latin puppets. The Narcissi group like Latin crosses toward the Pavilion. Incantations In their guts- fanning flames Of a dormant … More
Memes Exstract from a long poem called Whale mantle, within the collection of Seasores.