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Sunday, 18 April 2021




Special guest: Eileen Carney Hulme

Eileen Carney Hulme was born in Edinburgh and has lived and worked in many parts of the UK and in Europe as a library assistant and a tutor and practitioner of complementary therapies. She has spent the last ten years living in the north of Scotland,  enjoying big skies and deserted beaches.

Her first collection of poems, Stroking the Air, was published by Bluechrome of Bristol in 2005 and her second collection, The Space Between Rain was published by Indigo Dreams in 2010. Both collections were named in the Purple Patch Small Press Collections Awards in 2005 and 2010.

Eileen's published work has appeared in many poetry magazines, anthologies and on Internet websites.

There is much more on Eileen and her work via this link:


Q: What is your favourite word? 

A: Love, the world needs more of it.

Q: What is your least favourite word? 

A: Carapace, have yet to read a poem and think that is the perfect word.

Q: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? 

A: Beach walking for all three.

Q: What turns you off? 

A: Know alls and smugness.

Q: What is your favourite song? 

A: That’s very difficult. I love so many but as a performance Bruce Springsteen singing Thunder Road at Hammersmith Odeon 1975.

Q: What is your favourite film? 

A: Again so many, will go for a classic, Casablanca.

Q: What is your favourite curse word

A: As if...

Q: What sound or noise do you love? 

A: The ocean.

Q: What sound or noise do you hate? 

A: Boy racers.

Q: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? 

A: Musician or Astronomer.

Q: What profession would you not like to do? 

A: Politician/liar liar pants on fire.

Q: If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? 

A: You’re always early, come back later.

Q: Any words of encouragement for writers and writing?

A: The usual, read loads and write loads (and don’t worry about times when you are not writing) and have some self belief. Some will like your work, some won’t, and please be as supportive as you can to other writers.

Thank you for participating, Eileen.

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