Category Archive: Contemporary Cultural Representation

The Bird Cage by resident poet Tim Wells

She was saying we don’t communicate, that I don’t really listen, that she wasn’t sure what she really wants. But I wasn’t paying attention ‘cos I was hungover. I was hungover and it… Continue reading

Painbirds. A poem

Paul Hawkins Paul, 49, Bournemouth Poet and Curator of Untold Boscombe Drinking Habits: Recovering Alcoholic


Cinnamon Girl  My Japanese friend has learnt some bad English from me. She says that this is what she came here to learn. Often, when meaning “thanks” or “goodbye” I say “cheers.” She… Continue reading

Seven Day Drunk by Bryony Kimmings

‘Bryony Kimmings is NOT an alcoholic. But she has always had a rocky relationship with booze. It seems the dark stuff is intrinsically linked to her confidence as an artist as well as… Continue reading

The Truth About Drinking

“The Truth About… Drinking” covers the controversial topic of Social Drinking. Can Christians engage in social drinking? What constitutes drunkenness? Sooner or later, most of us find ourselves facing moral, social, and ethical… Continue reading

Alcoholic Memories, a poem

Alcoholic memories Brandy in hot water, to fend off ill health; “Hot toddies” to aid sleep, when “full of a cold” Wine mixed with water, for the children of the house; “Snowballs” and… Continue reading

Let the Good Times Roll by resident poet Tim Wells

Let the Good Times Roll When Suzie gets back from drying out I’ll let her pour the coffee, keep shtum or talk, whichever way the milk spills. Her face won’t be too much… Continue reading