Anthony Brown, editor of Stickman Review, has been kind enough to include three of my poems – “Driving around town, 2 a.m.”, “Eddie’s” and “In which you are still leaving” – in Volume 17, Number 1, which has just been released online.
Big thanks to Anthony for finding space for these three amongst some very fine poems indeed. I’d particularly recommend checking out David Lohrey’s “Saturday, the 19th or the 20th”.
I’m really pleased to have had two of my poems published in the latest issue of Otoliths, which is – as usual – full of intriguing things. You can check out “Living next door to a man who keeps pigeons” and “I want to kill your dog” here.
Many thanks to Otoliths editor Mark Young for choosing to include these two pieces.
I’m pleased to report that one of my poems, “Streetview”, has been included in the latest issue of the rather magnificent Ghost City Review.
I’m very grateful to editor Justin Karcher for choosing to find a home for my poem amongst lots of fine pieces of writing.
I’m very pleased to have had one of my poems published in The Magnolia Review. My thanks to editor Suzanna Anderson for choosing the poem, and for putting together such a great collection of art, poetry and prose – the largest issue of TMR to date.
You can read the whole issue here, and will find “Little Grey Cloud” hogging the horizon about a fifth of the way in.
I’m really pleased to have had another of my poems up recently at Ink, Sweat and Tears. You can read “Lobster Tail” by clicking here. Many thanks to editor Helen Ivory for picking the poem, after also publishing “Jumper” back in 2016.
I’m delighted to have two of my poems – “C” and “Last view of the island” – included in the February 2018 issue of Red River Review. You can read both these poems and a fine collection of others by clicking here, and following the link from the homepage.
My thanks to editors Bob McCranie and Michelle Hartman.
The Martian view of Earth
No lines are drawn in their way of perceiving things
between seeing, hearing, and everything else, so
we appear as short bursts of frantic energy, obsessed
with purpose and radiation of certain wavelengths.
To them, the Earth is not, of course, ‘The Earth’,
any more than Mars is ‘Mars’. Words; just another
endearing quirk we get so excited about. They are
puzzled by our fixation with the idea of the nation state,
and its attendant border security, flags and anthems,
but also by lawnmowers, and by the peculiar concept
of fish fingers, there being neither fish nor even fingers
as such on their planet, the one we think of as ‘red’.
first published in The High Window, issue 7, 2017
It’s a real honour to be part of the second issue of the Northampton Poetry Review, and in particular to have been chosen as Featured Poet for this issue.
I’m very grateful to editors Tom and Philippa Harding for finding space to include five of my poems – Winter Fire, October, Sunshine, Holly and Putting back the clocks.
This issue is a fine collection of work from a very talented group of writers, and I’m sure NPR will become a well-established and admired publication over the next few years.
A fine way to end the year would be reading through this year’s Clear Poetry Anthology, put together by CP editor Ben Banyard. It’s a bittersweet feeling this year, mind you, because although one of my poems is included for the second year running (Clapham Junction, which can be found on page 13), it comes with the knowledge that Ben has decided to call time on Clear Poetry.
Total respect, Ben, for all the hard work you’ve put in running such a great online venue for both aspiring and established poets. And best wishes with furthering your own poetry endeavours.
The third and final Clear Poetry Anthology is now available to download and read, free of charge.
via Clear Poetry Anthology 2017 — Clear Poetry
I’m extremely pleased to have one of my poems – “Number 44” – included in the Winter 2018 issue of London Grip, and to be in the company of some fine poets in this issue.
My thanks to editor Michael Bartholomew-Biggs for choosing my poem.