Sound of an Iceberg: New Writing Scotland 37 is out. I’m very happy to find my poem, ‘Men, As a Matter of Fact’, among its delights. NWS is published annually by the Association for Scottish Literary Studies bit.ly/nws-37.
I am full of pleasure to be a part of The Manchester Review @mancreview. My great thanks to John McAuliffe and Chad Campbell @chadicampbell for taking three poems for Issue 22. TMR comes out of the Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester, and you can read the poems here: http://www.themanchesterreview.co.uk/?p=10695
The September issue of Drunk Monkeys has emerged and includes a poem of mine, along with work by Linda McMullen, Emily Costa, @mike_hammerle, and more. The monthly online magazine devoted to literature and film is filled with poetry, 100-word book and film reviews, short fiction, interview, podcasts… just go take a look:
The irrepressible rob mclennan’s activities are so numerous you’ll have to go here to see them all: http://robmclennanauthor.blogspot.com/.
He also runs a blog in which writers from all over the world let you into the way they organise their days to try to give themselves the space to write: Claire Trevien, Dimitra Xidous, Adam Hampton, Paul Hawkins, Dara Wier, and dozens more. Today is my turn.
Like J.D. Salinger, I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal is a new quarterly journal edited by Naush Sabah, Olivia Hodgson & Suna Afshan.
I have two poems in Issue 1, alongside work by @GBClarkson @WordSparks @ABRACKENBURY @PhilipJEMiller @adreamingskin and many more.
You can find out more here: https://www.versefirst.org/poetrybirminghamjournal and here: @PoetryBrum Bostin’!
I am crowned king of this day’s happiness. Issue 11 of The Lonely Crowd is out and features two of my poems, ‘Brand Street’, and ‘Spider in a Glass’. Both poems owe a debt to StAnza: the former given an examination in Gillian Allnutt’s Masterclass in 2018, and the latter hatched in Patience Agbabi’s workshop in 2017. There’s also work by Abegail Morley, Jonathan Edwards, Francesca Rhydderch, and many others. My thanks to guest editor Glyn Edwards, and to editor John Lavin. Diolch!
I first submitted to STAND in 1992, so I’m delighted (and relieved) to crawl between its covers at last. I have five poems from Men Who Repeat Themselves in Volume 17 (2). This volume features Women’s Writing from Singapore, the winners of the inaugural Bi’an Award for UK-Based Chinese Writers, and a host of poets: Dan O’Brien, Rachel Bower, Jenny Johnson, & many more.
I am of goodly cheer tonight because I have five poems at The Cafe Irreal, and they are from a brand new long sequence.
The Cafe Irreal is edited by G.S. Evans and Alice Whittenburg, and it has been online since 1998. It’s a lovely place to sit and dream. And read.