Reading in the online launch of I Bequeath, a pamphlet in memory of the Irish poet, tutor and satirist Kevin Higgins, and based around a prompt he liked to use in workshops to get the satirical juices flowing. Besides my own poem Testament, I had the privilege of reading one of Kevin’s poems, Our Posh Liberal Friends. The pamphlet is available from Seahorse Publications
I have a poem, Apocalypse, up today at the Ekphrastic Review – written thinking about some of the manuscripts – especially the Armenian ones – I saw at the John Rylands Library, years ago, and about Armenian history, and history in general…
The Winter 2024 issue of the fantastic Gyroscope Review is up now, and I’m very pleased to have a poem, Reflected, included in it.
OK, drum roll, fanfare of trumpets, what have you – my poem A visit to Braemar, which appeared in Causeway/Cabhsir last year, has been chosen for the Scottish Poetry Library‘s Best Scottish Poems of 2022. I am thrilled to be in the company of so many good poets and good friends. what a way to end the year! Head over there and get enjoy the riches before you!
Very pleased to have a poem, Missing, online in the new edition of Toasted Cheese Literary Journal
At the Perth Noir book festival, for which Tippermuir Books produced a wee celebratory pamphlet of Film Noir poems – including Knowing, my poem inspired by the classic Double Indemnity. It’s not often I feel I have to wear lipstick to live up to a poem I’m reading…
The winter edition of The High Window is up and it includes two poems from me, Revisiting and Muscle. This is my first time in The High Window and I’m very pleased to be in such starry company. Pop over and enjoy!
Fin Hall’s new anthology, Blotters’ Jotters, celebrates three years of his amazing international reading series Like A Blot From The Blue, and I’m very chuffed that a poem of mine, Chocolate Spread, is included. More details about the book here.
Very pleased to have a poem, Hill of Rubislaw, in Issue 17 of Pushing Out the Boat. You can find out more about the magazine here