Please let me know if you would like to buy one of the remaining copies of my poetry pamphlet The Misplaced House published by tall-lighthouse in November 2014. If you send an email to email@example.com, I will send you a PayPal invoice by return. The price is £5 which includes P&P (UK only).
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’
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
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
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
In a bid to be productive, to keep you updated about what I'm up to and to fulfil my goal of writing a post a week on this blog, I'm writing this article with the clock ticking. More specifically, I'm using the timer app on my iPhone and when the 15 minutes are up, that's it! (3 … Continue reading Writing against the clock
It's been six months since my poetry pamphlet The Misplaced House was published by tall-lighthouse. Here's what I've learned, so far: Just because a poem is published in a collection doesn't mean it's completely finished, never to be changed again. I think I agree with whoever it was who said "a poem is never finished."* … Continue reading Six month pamphlet anniversary
Thanks very much to Emma Lee Review of my poetry pamphlet 'The Misplaced House' at her blog.
I really enjoyed reading at Uncut Poets at the Phoenix Arts Centre in Exeter last week. Before the event, my lovely friend Emily treated me to a delicious Turkish meal at the Dinosaur Café. I ordered a mixed salad - one generous spoonful of every type of salad on the menu - with home-made hummus, warm haloumi … Continue reading Uncut Poets, Exeter
In between present-buying and present-wrapping, Christmas tree-watering, bauble re-arranging, household chores, working for The Reader Organisation, driving to hospitals (for my husband, Andrew, nine weeks in to a snapped Achilles' tendon injury) and driving down Wiltshire lanes at midnight (to pick up my teenage daughter from another Christmassy party), I've launched 'The Misplaced House', my … Continue reading My birthday week with a pamphlet launch thrown in