Poem Accepted for Prole Issue 28

It’s always a great feeling when an editor responds with news that a poem(s) you submitted, usually weeks, but sometimes months, earlier has been accepted.

And when it’s a favourite publication like Prole, it’s even better.

And when it’s your fourth appearance, it’s hard to put into words how brilliant it feels. It’s a welcome boost in my case as I’ve not written many poems this year and have been busy focusing on my forthcoming Yaffle Press pamphlet ‘Quotidian’ and helping to organise the inaugural 2019 Wirral Poetry Festival.

I’m so grateful to editors Brett Evans and Phil Robertson and look forward to receiving another issue filled with quality poetry and prose.

Yaffle Press Launch, Leeds

It was an honour to perform as part of the Yaffle Press launch in the wonderful surroundings of Chapel FM in Leeds on Saturday 23 March.

And I’m delighted to share news that Yaffle will be publishing my first poetry pamphlet ‘Quotidian’ in June.

It was a memorable night. Click to watch the launch, recorded live at Chapel FM studios. My reading begins at 45.09 minutes with an introduction by Yaffle editor and poet Michael Farren.

My partner Scottie and I are so grateful to Gill Lambert and Mark Connors for their kind hospitality. It was a real treat to stay over, chat into the early hours and continue over a sumptuous breakfast next day!