A Self-Help Book for Poets

As I mentioned before I've been on a 'sending off poems' spree recently so I'm now enjoying a lull in activities and catching up on some reading. This book (How (Not) to Get your Poetry Published, HappenStance Press, 2016) has had me gripped for the last few days.  I bought it for several reasons: I think it will be … Continue reading A Self-Help Book for Poets

Two new reviews for ‘The Misplaced House’

Christmas arrived early for me, this week, since my poetry pamphlet 'The Misplaced House' received two favourable reviews. Claire Trévien's review is available to read at Sabotage Reviews here and Helena Nelson's review is at the newly relaunched Sphinx Reviews here. Claire is fund-raising for the widely-admired Saboteur Awards by reviewing one pamphlet a day during … Continue reading Two new reviews for ‘The Misplaced House’

On not spending money (to learn to write poetry)

One of the comments from my previous post about writing workshops has prompted me to say that you don't need to spend money in order to write.  I've sung the praises of workshops on this blog - and I am a fan of them - but don't kid yourself that you must go to workshops in … Continue reading On not spending money (to learn to write poetry)