“I saw something nasty in the wood shed.”
-Aunt Ada, “Cold Comfort Farm”
There’s nothing nasty in Abegail Morley’s Poetry Shed. I know becaus she recently invited me in for an interview.
We talked about the editorial process leading up to publication of The Knowledge, how the editor Jane and I worked together, and what it was like to finally see the finished product. The publication process can be a bit of a mystery to some, so thanks to Abegail for asking about this side of things and shedding some light on what was involved in bringing this book into the world.
You can read the full interview at The Poetry Shed.
Abegail Morley has kindly featured me today on her excellent website The Poetry Shed.
I was lucky enough to catch her attention at the Troubadour Poetry Prize Reading last year, and not long after that she invited me to read at the Royal Academy as part of the Ekphrasis project. It has been a pleasure to get to know Abegail — one of those people diligently and unassumingly going about the business of doing good things in the world of poetry.
She mentions the history of our acquaintance, along with a lovely nod to Transatlantic Poetry on Air, and reprints two of my poems on her site.
Do check it out, and the many other interesting poets she has featured over the years. You’ll no doubt want to find your way back to the Shed again soon.