Hello, I’m Kim.

I have always written poetry, long before I found books of the wonderful stuff.  I had never shared any of it before I set up this blog back in 2016.

Here you will find my poems and other things I feel the need to share with you (but mostly my poems). As the tag line says it’s “mostly poetry”.

And, yes, my husband sells cheese. Sometimes I help…….

You can find my Cheeseseller at http://thecheeseagent.weebly.com/  .

52 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Hi and thanks for following Art and Tulips. I love what you’re doing with poetry (I have turned to art after being a writer for a long time). The name of your blog reminds me of Michael Ondaatje’s wonderful poem, “The Cinnamon Peeler’s Wife” – one of my favorites!

    Greetings from San Diego!

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  2. Hi Molly, I just hunted out the poem you mentioned and its great. I don’t smell of cheese, thank goodness but I am spending tomorrow selling it –at a Fete in a village on the site of a deserted Roman city.


  3. Stopping by to thank you for your recent like on Shift Key and peruse your wonderful site. My wife and I are in your cheese corner every morning – we normally have Dubliner or Farmer’s Cheese with toast (her) and matzos (me). She mango; me apricot. Back soon.

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  4. Hey, thanks for the ‘like’ on my recent post, and for the ‘follow’ which, having read one or two of your poems, I will reciprocate. I don’t reckon myself a poet though I have a go from time to time. This seems to be the only place I can leave a comment, right? At first I thought you were the wife of a cheeseseller I know pretty well, here in Wharfedale.

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  5. Hello from Portland, Oregon in the US. I just wanted to send a note of appreciation for your blog, and let you know that I wrote a bit about it in my own blog, specifically as a part of a series I’m calling a “Year of Poetry” that started with a little Yeatsian inspiration on a hike last summer and will wrap up when school ends in June. I’m a high school principal by trade (after teaching English for a dozen years) and I’m taking time to purposefully engage more with poetry this school year. The post is here: https://bjornpaige.wordpress.com/2020/05/01/the-cheesesellers-wife-kim-whysall-hammond/ Anyway, I hope I make up for any clunkiness of my own prose with the heartfelt appreciation for your verse. Thank you for sharing a window into your part of the world.

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    1. Hi Bjorn! That’s a great piece and it is lovely to discover that you like my Guy Fawkes poem –I’ve often wondered whether that resonates with an American reader.

      Thank you for including me in your year of poetry — it’s truly wonderful.

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  6. Hi, Kim – I’m putting together a poetry advent calendar, and would love to have you as part of it. If you’re interested, all I need is a poem (vaguely seasonal), a bit of bio, and if you’re promoting anything at the moment (including cheese!) I’m delighted to add links, boost, etc. Please?

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  7. Found your site through John Looker’s and look forward to following you here. I already see some very well written poems and like you words have always been a ‘go to’ for me. Avid reading and writing have been forever my solace and joy.

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  8. Kim, found your site through Silver Birch Press where you had a lovely poem. I’m a big fan of Donna Haraway and her speculative fiction / SF / tentacular philosophy and it seems your speculative poetry maybe fits in that category. I’m poetry editor for Fungi magazine and was hoping you might have some mushroom poems (already published is fine, we attribute). Talking Gourds is the name of our Colorado poetry program. This is Art Goodtimes and my email is shroompa@gmail.com

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