I'd like to recommend this TERRIFIC booklet, A Guide to Getting Published in UK Poetry Magazines written and published by Robin Houghton at Telltale Press. Robin kindly sent me a copy as generous thanks for a tiny contribution I made to the booklet, updated and re-issued for 2020. Priced at only £6 (including P&P) for… Continue reading A Guide To Getting Published in UK Poetry Magazines
I've been back in Wiltshire for over a week, after three days at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival and five days on a rural writing retreat at Bruisyard Hall in Suffolk, as one of this year's Aldeburgh Eight. I had an amazing time, I'm so glad I applied for a place, and I'm still processing the whole… Continue reading After the Aldeburgh Eight Seminar 2015
If this blog was a room in your house, I'd be rushing into it, refusing your offer of a cup of tea, calling my news over my shoulder and rushing out again. Various events have made my life busy recently, not least my teenage daughter finishing her GCSE exams, attending her Year 11 Prom (when… Continue reading A busy few weeks
My week has gone by in a flash. I've signed off on my pamphlet, 'The Misplaced House', and I'm waiting for Gareth Lewis at tall-lighthouse to tell me that it's come back from the printer's. The launch will be at The Poetry Café, Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BX on Monday, 8th December at 7.30pm. On Thursday… Continue reading My quick as a flash week.
Two days after Swindon Poetry Festival, I am still in a high and happy poetry place, and I risk losing my euphoria if I try to set down in words what it was about Swindon that I loved so much. Luckily, there are already two brilliant posts for you to read, as Robert Peake and… Continue reading Swindon Poetry Festival 2014