Poetry Salzburg has been good to me and my work, including publishing The Silence Teacher in 2013. The two poems that appear in the latest issue represent the fifth time they have accepted work (including poems and reviews) for publication. I am truly grateful.
Grateful, also, for two excellent new poems by Abegail Morley, and an astute survey of her recent work by William Bedford. As always, beneath an enticingly surreal cover rests a trove of delights. You can order issue 32 from the website.
Here is a quick snap of the two poems in situ. The first one will also appear in Cyclone, which comes out next week.
Robert will read in ensemble with fellow Poetry Salzburg poets Alyson Hallett and Rosie Jackson, introduced by publisher Wolfgang Görtschacher.
The summer and autumn months are looking good for poetry.
I will be giving a variety of readings, in a variety of different formats, at various locations throughout the UK, between now and the end of October.
Hope to see you there!
My short poetry collection The Silence Teacher is now available from Poetry Salzburg. It distills nearly seven years of writing about love and loss into just thirty-two pages, and is dedicated to the memory of our son.
The poems in this collection were written in both America and England. They encompass the two years of my MFA in Writing degree at Pacific University, wherein the encouragement of my mentors Sandra Alcosser, Marvin Bell, and Joseph Millar, alongside many gifted students and friends, helped me to take up William Stafford’s challenge to revise, not only my work, but my life.
Many thanks to Dr. Wolfgang Görtschacher and Andreas Schachermayr, not only for selecting this manuscript, but for working very diligently and efficiently since then to bring it to publication. Pre-orders are now shipping from Austria and, if you have not already, you can order your own copy here.
I recently received my contributor’s copy of Poetry Salzburg Review No. 22, containing two of my poems. I have Miriam Halahmy to thank for turning me on to PSR several months ago at a Highgate Poets meeting.
I liken it to a kind of European equivalent of Rattle — brimming with good poems of a sensibility sympatico to my own. I am pleased to have these poems, including one long one, come to light alongside some familiar names, and look forward to poring over the issue.