It has been a good week for digital poetry. The Galway Review is now playing host to four new poems, starting with the four-part sequence “Apologies for All Seasons“. Given the weather we have been having throughout the British Isles lately, this seems quite appropriate. It is followed by three other poems involving dark religious… Read more »
I am pleased to have four poems in Boston Poetry Magazine, a new journal focusing on poetry from New England (and, in my case, Old England). The poems will appear in the print version later this year, and are also now available to read on the magazine’s website. Enjoy.
Well, not quite. For all I know, we may be related. But imagine my frustration at being beat in search engine results for my own name by someone who has been dead for almost 400 years. I decided to channel that frustration into a tribute in the form of a digital experiment. What follows is… Read more »
Today I received copies of Silk Road Review Issue 10, containing a feature on British Poetry that I edited for the journal. It features a wide range (in terms of age, occupation, background, and geography) of poets whose work I have come to admire in the two years since I relocated to the UK. From… Read more »
In my latest poetry review on Huffington Post UK, I look at the newest collections of three poets with decidedly unique worldviews. More than this, what excites me about the trajectory in each collection is that in addressing gender, they have moved beyond postmodern deconstruction and disillusionment, expressing integrated perspectives whose reconciliation feels earned. That… Read more »
A film-poem by Valerie Kampmeier and Robert Peake, incorporating footage of children in Britton, South Dakota filmed by Ivan Bessie in 1939.
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