A word in my poem at this month's Visual Verse has somehow gone missing so here is the poem in its entirety. Study in Black Grief-eye dark as the world's mirror fastened in a parcel of bones and velvet. [...]
I am delighted to share two environmental poems by Lesley Quayle. These poems arose from projects she worked on alongside Friends of the Earth and Transport 2000, trying to combat the industrialisation of greenbelt and an AONB. Remember, if you appreciate a poet's work the best support you can give is to purchase their books. You can [...]
Many thanks to Chris Murray for featuring 3 poems from my chapbook, Three Colours Grief, at Poethead. You can read them here. You can buy the chapbook from erbacce-press. If you would like a signed copy and live overseas please contact me first for postage rates. Postage is free to UK.
I'm very pleased to be in possession of copies of my chapbook, Three Colours Grief, published by erbacce-press. If you would like a signed copy please contact me via my email email@example.com. Postage to UK is free. Overseas postage may vary.
I'm very pleased to say that my sales page at erbacce-press has been updated with my new chapbook, Three Colours Grief. Many thanks to editor, Alan Corkish, and to David Wheatley, Marion McCready and Angela Carr for providing the blurbs. If you would like to order a signed copy there will be a slight delay [...]
I am very pleased to have a poem published in the Poems and Pictures section of Mary Evans Picture Library. It is a vast archive of historical illustrations, photographs and art. My thanks to Gill Stoker for inviting me to participate. You can read my poem here.
I have opened up my blog this year to share the work of other poets writing about the subjects I am primarily interested in - nature, the environment and animal rights. I am delighted to share two poems by Canadian poet, E. E. Nobbs. I love both these poems but DOCUMENTARY says so [...]
I am delighted to be a sharing a beautiful poem by American poet, John Swain. He brings nature to a new life. Below the Greenstone Asleep in the cove while the moose bellow and clash antlers snapping the fir trees. Rock coast and rocks fall down the basalt wet with lake spray, I follow, [...]
I'm really pleased to be able to share a poem by Scottish poet, Marion McCready, first published in Paris Lit Up Magazine in 2015. Marion's collection 'Tree Language' won the 2013 Melita Hume Prize, awarded by Eyewear Publishing. You can purchase it here. Rose Hips and Thistles It's been a long Indian summer and [...]
I am delighted to have 2 poems published in in issue 2 of 'The Curly Mind', a blogzine for avant-garde and/or experimental poetry. It's a massive issue of 74 poems, so something for everyone. You can read the whole thing here. My thanks to editor, Reuben Woolley, who has put a great deal of work into [...]
I am very pleased to share a poem by Argyll-based poet, Tariq Latif, which appears in the current issue of 'Poetry Scotland'. It reads to me like a fairytale, luminous and full of beautiful imagery. Tariq's latest pamphlet, 'Smithereens', is available from Arc Publications. You can purchase it here. Once upon a Sunday for Jennifer and James [...]
I recently opened up my blog to the work of other poets and the first I am delighted to feature is Irish poet, Kate O'Shea. My hope is to explore what other poets are writing about the environment, nature and animal issues. These three poems of Kate's are rooted beautifully in nature. Pointlessness Here is the entreaty to those [...]
Another competition worth considering. I don't think I'll be entering this as Don Share rejected my poems for 'Poetry Magazine' in 2015. Competition details here.
In 2016 I'd like to use my blog to promote poetry with particular relevance to the environment and animal rights. If you have an event, a collection or even a poem you would like to share I'd be very pleased to feature them here. I'm particularly interested in reading what other poets are writing about [...]
I thought I would try something different for this new year I have found myself in. Instead of dragging out my insides interminably and plastering them over nature's backdrop I used Visual Verse's photographic prompt to write something quickly (within an hour). It's so interesting the wonderful diversity in writing that a single image can inspire. [...]
Well, for the poet it is probably for adjusting the sorrow. Yesterday, on my facebook newsfeed I saw a video - a short video of a few seconds which played automatically as I scrolled. The video showed two guys throwing a dog from a bridge. As the dog landed on the ground beneath I felt something inside [...]
I am absolutely delighted to have 5 poems included in Headstuff's new MONOGRAPH feature. You can view it here and download a free PDF of the poems and images. My thanks to editor, Angela Carr. "MONOGRAPH is a new regular Poetry feature, showcasing a group of themed poems by one poet, in a mini pamphlet form, accompanied by [...]