The Weather Indoors - Pandemic Poetry

The Weather Indoors - Pandemic Poetry


The Weather Indoors - pandemic poetry by writer and tutor, Liz Cashdan


Editors: Martin Rieser and Liz Cashdan


NB: Liz Cashdan is a poet who has been living in Bristol since 2017 which is when she started teaching at Bristol Folk House.  She also teaches at the Open College of the Arts and the WEA.  Her first shared poetry book was Troublesome Cattle which came out in 1995 and in The Mariner's Tale, told the story of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his wife Sarah who was born in Bristol, and how the
story of the Ancient Mariner was probably based on Fletcher Christian, Captain Bligh and the Mutiny on the Bounty

Then came Liz's booklet on walking round Mont Blanc, Almost Like Talking, and her first
collection Laughing All the Way (out of print).  These were followed by Dear Mary, letters to Mary
Wollstonecraft as Liz footstepped her round Scandinvia (1996)  The Same Country (2006) 


In 2008 Liz had a residency in Iceland and out of that experience came Iceland Stories (2012) with digital images by Pat Hodson. In 2015 she wrote a sequence of poems, Sarah Simpson's Story about a Sheffield lass who got caught up in the events of the civil war in the USA and in which the SS Great Britain figures as an important aspect affecting Sarah's life 


Liz's  most recent collection is Things of Substance: new and selected poems (Five Leaves 2013).  Since then as a member of the Bristol Stanza poetry group she has had poems in  their
anthology, Calyx (2019)