Received wonderful news that my poem ‘Seventeen Minutes Of Solstice Sun’ will feature in Three Drops From A Cauldron’s Midwinter 2018 Special (due to be published 20 Dec). I’m sure it’s going to be another brilliant collection – compiled by editor Kate Garrett and her team. I am delighted to be included again after having a poem ‘Raven At Solstice’ published in the 2017 issue.
This beauty arrived today. My contributor’s copy of Strix #5. I love the original design, the quality, the shape – it’s like a work of art. And utterly thrilled to have a poem in there alongside many, many excellent poets and writers. Massive thanks to Ian Harker and the rest of the editorial team at Strix.
Enjoyed a fabulous weekend in Silverdale for the launch of the Watch The Birdie Anthology at RSPB Leighton Moss. The project was conceived and edited by Rebecca Jane Bilkau, who did a brilliant job of organising the event with help from her husband Michael.
The anthology contains poems about the 67 birds on the RSPB’s Red list of endangered species.
I felt honoured to take part and read my poem ‘Skylark In Suspense’. There were so many excellent readers from around the UK and it was great to see so many familiar faces and get chance to meet lots of other poets whose work I’ve long admired.
So glad to be a member of Cult of The Spiny Hog and be part of Hedgehog Press, run by editor Mark Davidson. I thought I’d post a few pics of this quarter’s goodies sent to Cult members.
And I’m really pleased to have a poem called ‘Hedgehog Season’ in their 3rd issue of A Restricted View From Under A Hedge (a.k.a ARFUR) in the company of many fabulously talented poets.
So pleased to see my poem ‘Egret’ up at Plum Tree Tavern, a lovely US site. The poem was partly inspired by memories of these beautiful creatures we saw whilst living on Lanzarote in recent years.
Pleased to have another poem up at Eunoia Review. It’s about need and desire going too far. You can read ‘Want’ by clicking here
Grateful thanks once again to editor Ian Chung.
Enjoyed being part of another ProleWrites workshop at The Lloyds, Chorlton, Manchester on Saturday with sessions led by Mark Connors in the morning and Susan Castillo in the afternoon plus another memorable open mic in the evening. It was so good to meet up with people who I know and some new faces. I think we all felt inspired by Mark and Susan to create and share writing. Many thanks to Prole editors Brett Evans and Phil Robertson for organising another brilliant day.
Thanks to Prole for this pic of me at the open mic!
Delighted to have a poem up at Eunoia Review. It’s called ‘When You’re A Boy’ and you can read it here
Many thanks to editor Ian Chung for accepting and publishing it.
So pleased my poem ‘Sequoias And Storms’ is up at the lovely Foxglove Journal. Grateful thanks to editor Elizabeth Gibson. To read it click here
Delighted that my poem ‘A Long Walk’ has been included in the forthcoming ‘The Quality Of Mersey’ Anthology. My grateful thanks to editor Barry Woods and to John Gorman for the idea behind this project.