Dear Santa: a Christmas poem, by Esoteric

Posted on December 24th, by Naomi Raffington in Culture. 1 Comment

This year, poet Naomi Raffington – aka Esoteric – has written her Christmas list in a seasonal poem for the Croydon Citizen

What does a poet do? The Oxford English Dictionary describes poetry as “literary work in which… feelings and ideas are given intensity… by distinctive style and rhythm” – and that’ll do for me.

I’m a Croydon girl – I went to St Mary’s High School in the town … Read More »



Event review: Well Versed – an evening of poetry

Posted on November 14th, by Naomi Raffington in Culture. No Comments

Poet Naomi Raffington (aka Esoteric) waxes lyrical about a new poetry event in Thornton Heath

Streatham-Croydon Rugby Club, 159 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath CR7 7JP

Time from East Croydon:  15 minutes by 64, 198 or 250

Tickets £2 (including complimentary cupcake on arrival!)

The first Well Versed event was part of the Thornton Heath Arts Week which took place in July 2014. During that week members of the community … Read More »