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Gareth Lewis

I am extremely sad that Gareth Lewis, editor/publisher at the tall-lighthouse, the independent small press that published my pamphlet The Misplaced House, has died at the age of 41.  We only met once, at the London launch of my pamphlet, but we corresponded regularly via email, particularly while we were editing my manuscript.  I was so grateful to… Continue reading Gareth Lewis

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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’

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One year since my pamphlet was published

It's one year since my poetry pamphlet, The Misplaced House, was published by tall-lighthouse.  Thank you to everyone who's bought my book.  According to Gareth Lewis, editor and publisher at tall-lighthouse, The Misplaced House ranks in the top five bestsellers of all poetry titles ever published by the press.  While this news hasn't sent me… Continue reading One year since my pamphlet was published

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On not blogging and putting your poems first

I've been absent from here of late, really since I got back from my holiday in Portugal, and it's mainly because I'm trying to plough on with my poetry writing, especially as I'm taking a break from paid work.  I feel that I need to make the most of my free time as I'm never too… Continue reading On not blogging and putting your poems first

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‘Old Girls’ at Ink, Sweat and Tears

My poem 'Old Girls' from my pamphlet The Misplaced House is at the excellent webzine Ink Sweat and Tears. It's one of the few poems I didn't manage to place anywhere before the pamphlet was published. You can read the poem here. If you're interested in submitting work to Ink Sweat and Tears, submission details… Continue reading ‘Old Girls’ at Ink, Sweat and Tears