One of my visual poems, an ecopoem called 'poem with no rhyme or rain', was selected as a joint winner in a competition for Instagram poems on the theme of 'the environment' - which was the theme for National Poetry Day (UK) this year - run by the National Poetry Library. It was also chosen… Continue reading Poem of the Day at the National Poetry Library, UK.
I have two new poems, 'To Love One Another' and 'True Crime' in The North magazine, Issue 66, (the 'Apart Together' issue) available to pre-order here. In the same publication, I've reviewed new poetry collections by Katherine Stansfield (Seren Books), Maria Taylor (Nine Arches Press) and Jackie Wills (Arc Poetry). I'm continuing to post new… Continue reading New poems, reviews and visual pieces
This is the first creative piece I've made for my Time to Write commission from Paper Nations which I wrote about in a previous post. Paper Nations have asked for creative responses to 'isolation'. I've used text from The Guardian newspaper and found natural materials from my garden. I hope the text of the… Continue reading I have forgotten your fingertips
I'm re-sharing some of my collage poems from the recent past. These were written for an Instagram competition (#aquietpassionpoetrycompetition) run by The Poetry School and Soda Pictures ('A Quiet Passion' was their biopic of Emily Dickinson released two years ago). The judges stated that they wanted to see "poems which use the concentrated visual qualities… Continue reading Collage Poems