My poem The Dog Warden’s Apprentice, which first appeared in my Koo Press pamphlet Earthlight back in 2006, is reprinted in the August edition of Keep Poems Alive, along with poems by Tony Lewis-Jones, Gary Beck, Vivien Jones, Yuan Hongri, and some bloke called Wordsworth [Who he? Ed]
Tomorrow sees the launch of the 2017 Fish Anthology, which I’m sad I can’t get to Ireland for – it includes my poem “Heron”, which was a runner-up in the Poetry Competition and had nice things said about it by Jo Shapcott, which I was very chuffed by. Anyway, congratulations to all the competition winners and honorable mentionees, and best wishes for the launch
A great night last night at Speakin Weird, the new regular spoken-word Open Mic at Underdog. Here I am, looking very noir and elegant courtesy of Julian Maunder at Spud ‘n’ Duck photography
Keep an eye on Facebook for Speakin’ Weird events
Very pleased to have two poems, Follower and Garden Planning, in Issue 40 of Brittle Star. If you’re not a subscriber, you can buy the magazine from the link above – well worth checking out.
There has been a regular poetry night at Books and Beans since 2003 when it became the venue for evenings run by the Dead Good Poets group. More recently, the night has been run by poet Olivia McMahon and from summer 2017 Bernard Briggs, Richie Brown and I will be organising it.
It’s the last Thursday of every month (except the summer break), from 6.30 – 8.00 pm. We have guest poets from near and sometimes far, plus our regular Open Mic. Entry is free, but contributions are welcome as they help us pay our poets’ expenses. Thanks, as always, to Craig Wilcox and his staff for giving us such a great venue.
Find us on Facebook, or just come along for the poetry and a nice spicy chai latte!
Coming soon – She Said He Said I Said, New Writing Scotland 35, in which I have two poems (Fanfare and Resurrection), in what looks like very good company indeed. If you’re not an ASLS subscriber the collection can be ordered from the link above
Very pleased to have a poem, Auspices, in the new issue of Three Drops from a Cauldron – my first time in this lovely magazine
My poem The bower, which first appeared in Gutter 5 back in 2011, is reprinted in the May edition of Keep Poems Alive, along with poems by Tony Lewis-Jones, Mavis Gulliver, Rona Fitzgerald and Yuan Hongri