About me

Hello. My blog is all about the poems I have written and what led me to write them.

I have been writing poetry since childhood. So I’ve called it ‘My Life in Poems’.

I’m a copywriter, lecturer, poet, author (“How to get into Advertising”, Cengage Learning) and the founder of Get into Advertising Training Workshops: http://www.getintoadvertising.co.uk

My poetry has been published in poetry journals (both here and in the States), broadcast on the BBC and on Harlech TV.

I have read my own poems on Radio 3 (Poetry Now with George MacBeth) and on Radio London (now LBC).

In my twenties I was a regular reader on the poetry circuit. A member of the Poetry Society, I took part in “Poetry and Jazz” and folk club readings.

I have read alongside Roger McGough, Bernard Kops, Dannie Abse and – at the Poetry Society – the late weird and wonderful Stevie Smith.

More recently, I have begun reading my poems to audiences again which I find very rewarding and enjoyable.

If you enjoy reading my poems, please let me know by “liking” them, “following” My Life in Poems and/or leaving feedback. Thank you!

I look forward to reading your comments and to sharing my life in poems with you.

Very best wishes



9 Comments on “About me”

  1. rsvendsen07 says:

    I hope that you don’t mind, but I’ve nominated your blog for an award. Please don’t feel obligated to participate. The details are here: http://rachelsvendsen.com/2014/11/21/thank-you-sunny/

  2. Hi Andrea, I’m a newbie follower to your blog and have been enjoying your poetry. I’m a novice songwriter, and I’m always looking for ways to improve my own writing. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to reading more of your poems.


  3. swanston50 says:

    I am delighted to have found your pages! I was searching for info on your dad so what a treat to find what I was looking for and your lovelly poems too! I have just finished reading your fathers book “time remembered” – packed with rich details of life in the jewish east end. I grew up listening to similar stories from my own dad who although not jewish, grew up on brick lane with many jewish friends. Like your father, he also did well at school and went into advertising and journalism and had a life long love of writing, particularly poetry. I think the writing gene must be a strong one , as with you, I also inherited my fathers love of writing and so have my own children. I look forward to reading many more of your poems – I loved the one about your mother and the packet of seeds. Long may the sweetpeas bloom.
    Best wishes!

    • Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. I am touched that you enjoyed my dad’s book about the East End. He also wrote a follow up, Grief Forgotten, which you might also like to read. He died of cancer in 1999. It brings me a great deal of pleasure to know that people are still reading and enjoying his books.
      Very best wishes

  4. meira says:

    Andrea – you are so amazing. Keep writing. Meira

  5. Very lovely blog and poetry Andrea. I have enjoyed reading about you and some of your poetry. Will come back and read more. Kevin.

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