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There’s a new magazine in town and it’s out today. I am excited to have two poems from ᚮ (the book of gatherings) included.

Tentacular is the work of Jonathan Catherall, and he has been busy putting together a remarkable first issue, including work by Zoe Skoulding, Andrew WellsEleanor Perry, Matthew Caley, Iris Colomb, Peter Hughes, and many more. Take a look.

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SAND Journal

There’s a party going on in Berlin tonight with the launch of SAND Issue 17. I wish I was there, but at least I have three poems in the issue, and I can raise a glass from here.

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The High Window

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I have a poem in the latest issue of The High Window, a lovely quarterly review of poetry edited by David Cooke and Anthony Costello. The Summer 2018 issue is packed with poetry, reviews, an essay, an interview, a resident artist, and an Hispanic poetry feature.

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It’s great to see three more of my poems from ᚮ (the book of gatherings) at Black Market Re-View. There’s plenty of poetry and prose here, and an interview with the Ukrainian-American poet Ilya Kaminsky.

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Molly Bloom 16

I am very happy indeed to have four poems in the latest Molly Bloom 16. Aidan Semmens has put together another great issue, including work by Lucy Hamilton, Helena Astbury, Gemma Jackson, Peter Hughes, Stephan Delbos, and many more. Fantastic company. Here it is.


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HVTN 4.1

I have five new poems in the latest Haverthorn: HVTN 4.1. It’s a beautiful issue, with work by Camilla Nelson, Astra Papachristodoulou, Alison Graham, and many more.

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HVTN is edited by Iris Colomb and Andrew Wells. You can buy/subscribe here.

Artwork by Aurore Garnier.

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Shearsman 115-116

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I’m utterly delighted to have four poems in the new issue of Shearsman Magazine. They are from a new work, Men Who Repeat Themselves.

As you can see, there is a stellar line-up, with Tania Hershman, juli Jana, Geraldine Clarkson, Mark Weiss, and others.


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Asylum in May

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The next book group, on Wednesday 30th May, will be discussing Sean Borodale‘s new  collection Asylum, recently published by Cape Poetry.  We’ll meet at the usual time and place (CCA Saramago cafe, 7pm). All welcome, discussion informal, see you there.

“Like his two previous books, Asylum was written live on-site; in this case deep within the caves, mines, quarries, geological and archaeological horizons of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. The poems stage modes of exile in the darkness of earth, enacting solidarity with those others who have made their journey into the underworld – Dante, Orpheus, blinded Oedipus, Euripides. These are semi-dramatic voicings, staged across the thirty-mile theatre of the Mendip subterranean: each an act of recovery, of rescue. Traversing the broken, collapsed, eroded stones, looking for voices that express the damaged and the damned, Asylum pays homage to the darkness of the human cave: its…

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My Time

Great event at the Scottish Poetry Library yesterday. Kelly Donaldson of Voluntary Arts Scotland hosted an afternoon of readings from the pamphlet produced as part of the My Time’ project.

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There’s also a video here.


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StAnza 2018

Scotland’s International Poetry Festival opens this week, and I am delighted to say that my poem ‘We Love Fat Nose’ is included as part of a digital exhibition.

It was commissioned by Voluntary Arts Scotland and the Scottish Poetry Library as part of their ‘My Time’ project (www.stanzapoetry.org/festival/events/my-time), funded by Creative Scotland. Copies of the pamphlet that contains all the poems from the project will be available at the venue.

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My Time has been a wonderful project, and I thoroughly enjoyed my own time attached to the youth theatre Performance Collective Stranraer, and their new show, Remote Control.

The exhibition is running throughout the festival at the Byre Theatre. There is also a free ‘Meet the Artists’ event on Saturday morning in the Studio Theatre.

If you miss it, there will be a reading at the Scottish Poetry Library on Saturday 17th March, 2-3pm. Tickets are free, and can be booked through Eventbrite.

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(Photographs from: https://www.facebook.com/pg/YTArtsScot/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10156098024699653)



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