Poetry

Photograph of comedy poet, Kate Fox

Laugh Out Loud

We’d like to share a couple of links to local comedy opportunities kindly recommended to us this week. If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a bit of a comedian, you might want to consider honing your skills with a stand up comedy or improv course with Laugh at Leeds If you like poetry with yourContinue reading “Laugh Out Loud”

The Owl and the Chimpanzee

Library colleagues across the country have been sharing poems for Mental Health Awareness Week. Here’s one  by clinical hypnotherapist and psychotherapist Jo Camacho which beautifully articulates the internal battle many of us face when the more primitive part of our brain (the chimp brain) takes control. The wise owl within all of us is seen here fightingContinue reading “The Owl and the Chimpanzee”

Poetry – Lemn Sissay

Both a song of praise and a call to action.  Jan Godwin, clinical librarian at Scarborough hospital, finds this poem both energising and moving. If you have a poem you’d like to share please email the Arts Team art@york.nhs.uk

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