Compose is a new online literary journal with a lovely elegant design and a strong lineup of contributors. I am pleased to have three new poems featured in their Autumn issue. I wrote a bit about the genesis of these poems for their blog, which should be released shortly, so I won’t say too much… Read more »
I have been enjoying my contributor’s copy of Harpur Palate on the slightly bumpy and very delayed train to Manchester this evening. I must admit that I wasn’t familiar with the journal, but apparently it has been around for some time, published out of Binghamton University in New York, as this is volume 13, no…. Read more »
I am delighted to have two wingèd poems in London Grip, alongside many other fine works and reviews. The timing is rather perfect–just yesterday on our afternoon walk, we heard the Autumn song of the English Robin, staking out his territory for the long Winter ahead. I have recorded audio versions of the two poems,… Read more »
“…fresh sweat and sweet / Mortality, he found them on the North” -Thom Gunn, “At the Back of the North Wind” Paul Stephenson reviewed The Silence Teacher, along with three other pamphlets from Poetry Salzburg, in the current issue of The North. He begins, “If all poetry is essentially about love and loss then there… Read more »
I made my way to Earls Court on Monday night, to participate in a very special installation of Coffee-House Poetry wherein I was awarded one of twenty commendations in the 2013 Troubadour International Poetry Prize. These were selected, along with first, second, and third prize, by George Szirtes and Deryn Rees-Jones from more than 3,300… Read more »
Every poem begins somewhere. Compose Journal asked me to write a few words about the three poems that appeared in their Autumn issue. It was fun to recall where they first took shape–from a Belgian Inn in the Cotswolds to a train platform in London, drawing on figures as different as Neruda, Proust, and Feynman…. Read more »
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