14 mn read From our inception in 2016, Advantages of Age has always had a proclivity for poetry. In 1936, William Butler Yeats, widely considered one of the greatest poets of the 20th century, described Edith Sitwell’s poetry – ‘Her language is a traditional language of literature — twisted, torn, complicated, choked here and there by strange resemblances, […]
6 mn read Debra Watson, 53, is a wildly exciting woman. She runs a participative theatre, art and media charity. She’s a performer who’s interested in intimate methodologies. She’s a tutor. She does sensual poetry performances as part of The Crimson Word, The Bloody Poets and the Poetry Brothel London. Her next performance is this Thursday where she […]
4 mn read Binaural dating. #bethedate was the offer that came to my inbox. ‘Oh yes!’ I thought, ‘that sounds fun,…. an audio experience that looks at dating from the inside out. With a waiter that Waits and a Chef to guide you. What’s the worst that could happen?’
11 mn read There are names flung at women like me. When I was younger, men could hardly make up their minds as to whether I was a cock tease or an easy lay.
< 1 mn read Black-eyed Sue traipsed across the heath Facing the last of the summer sunIt kissed her face golden. I could see the fainttraceof her smileas she ripped to piecesthe chorus of a love songshe didn’t believe in. She mentionedthat you’d been around with a bottle […]
< 1 mn read Tonight old friend I immerse myself in you Wanting you same as I always did When we were young and the violet Jacaranda fell carelessly in hazy blooms around our feet Later though we were still freshly blossomed; Both busy reaping the sky of stars, On occasion I fell into you, Carefully Detached and light […]
8 mn read A number of years ago, in my mid 40s, I fell madly, wildly, secretly, unrequitedly, sexually in love with someone half my age…