Parts I to III of my long poem sequence “Nomansland Common” appear in the summer issue of Under the Radar magazine. It is in good company alongside two pungent and haunting poems by Paul Stephenson, a trans-Atlantic observational poem by Jill Abram, several poems about identity by Josephine Corocan, and many other delights, including insightful reviews and prose. You can order a copy of Issue 16, or even subscribe for the year, at the Nine Arches Press website. Valerie and I also made part IV of “Nomansland Common” into a film-poem, which you can read and watch online here.
I have been reading a lot of amazing poetry lately, and so jotted down a few notes for Huffington Post on the ones that most grabbed my attention. You can read the full list, with commentary, on the HuffPo site. Feel free to add your own favourites and recommendations in the comments section there.
Sandra Tyler asked me a wide range of questions in a recent interview for Woven Tale Press. We touched on the writing process, the plethora of publishing formats these days (each serves a purpose), the value of teaching (for the teacher as well), and of course my current pet project: Poet Tips. You can read the full interview, and see a picture of my messy writing desk, on the Woven Tale Press website.
Four fresh new poems appear in the current issue of Woven Tale Press, the combo print/digital arts & literature magazine. You can read poems, short stories, and peruse some stunning artwork and photography on their website. I read two of these four new poems to a small but enthusiastic audience in the basement of the Poetry Café in London last week. Reading them again makes me want a (gluten-free) biscuit. Enjoy.
I have been a fan of the Displaced Nation Dispatch for awhile now. Their by turns provocative and reassuring regular articles by and for expats have been a rich part of my experience living in the UK. So I am delighted that today they are carrying my “tiara” of poems, “Smoke Ring”, from The Knowledge on their site. You can read the complete sequence, enhanced with well-chosen pairings of images and text, at The Displaced Nation.
The excellent Poetry Spotlight series cast their beam my way today. In the interview, I talk about various projects such as Transatlantic Poetry, Poet Tips, and my film-poem collaborations with Valerie. The poem at the end is brand new, and could only have been written in present circumstances. Enjoy.