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A writer of novels, poetry, articles about history and journal-keeper.
2022 marks an important anniversary for me. Twenty years of writing about rock music in Leicester. This is something I should celebrate. Between now and November, I need to complete a series of essays about my experiences of going to gigs, visiting venues and festivals and (above all) following the bands and singers that have made Leicester an amazing and wonderful centre for live music.
My novels are getting attention this year. I am editing my third novel – The Streets of London. I am also writing journal articles on a daily basis. No shortage of ideas. If anything, too many. My folder /Work in progress/ never seems to get any shorter. Take for example a new article ‘The Future of the novel’; or my piece about the Russian invasion of Ukraine; or my essay about truth and reality. No shortage of material there. I must start publishing them on this blog.
7th November. I write about the microhistory of everyday life.
This year will be a year of change, as far as this blog is concerned. Over the past few years, I have maintained a number of blogs and it is my intention to rationalise my platforms. I want to have only one blog and published on it all that has already appeared on other blogs, including the archive for Arts in Leicester, and Locke Family Tree.
The object of this consolidation is to run only one website and to reduce the cost associated with having several sites. Progress on this project will take place in 2021 but in doing this I will not delete anything of my work from the Internet.
A poem for National Poetry Day 2021
9th October 2021. Poetry using the Decameter. Finity from 1966.
Looking back. Selected highlights of 2020.
Thursday 1st October.
Today is National Poetry Day in the United Kingdom. I am editing my collected anthology of poems volume two. I also wrote a poem to celebrate today and posted it on my Facebook Page.
25th March. In my latest article, I look at the years 2007 to 2009 in my series on Leicester’s Music History.
February. Published the second instalment of my series. Dealing with the rise of the Internet and its effect on live music.
January. I have published the first in my planned series of articles about the history of Leicester’s music.
I publish, for the first time, a poem that dates from 1971. This is the latest version of
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Now that I have been given new information by writer Angela Bavidge, I have updated my article about the wreck of the trawler off the Black Dog beach in 1923.
National Poetry Day 2019
Thursday 30th October.
To celebrate the UK’s National Poetry Day, I have revised my latest poem – The Guitarist – and published it on this blog. This replaces the earlier version that previously appeared on that page.
Later today, I plan to publish some of my pieces from 1964. I have spent recent days transcribing and editing Volume One of my collected anthologies.
15th September 2019
For the rest of this year, I need to finish what I have started. I am beginning to plan my work for 2020. Most of next year’s work will be completing major projects, such as my book about The History of Music in Leicester. I have two novels that are still to be completed and two more that are still at the envisioning stage. I also want to finish my anthology of poems from the earliest time to the present day. It will be a busy year. But then, all years are busy, these days.
Today marked the launch of the book An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Leicester, edited by Jon Wilks. This contains a piece written by me about the history of live music in Leicester.
I look at the future of written language.
Work in progress. Today I am writing about climate change. Being a writer, that is the one thing I can do to respond to what the future looks like. Earlier this year, I made a commitment to write about global warming and now I am doing just that.
Today I launch my audio page. As yet experimental, the test tracks are to assess the viability of the idea.
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Previously, on Housing policy
Housing Approaches to Policy March 2016 complete work reset online version 2018 click to download a copy in PDF format.
All the rest
Oh! Where has all the rest gone?
I have shortened this, the front page, of my website.
Other websites by Trevor Locke
I used to edit an online magazine called Arts in Leicestershire. There is an archive site where articles from it are now stored online. Go to the Arts in Leicester archive.
I also publish a magazine called Music in Leicester.