Reach Poetry issue 158 arrived this morning (thank you, Ronnie and Dawn at IDP). There are some great new poems in the magazine - not forgetting a fabulous cover of a certain Border Collie called Soxx.
It was great to find my name in 'The Box' for my 11-syllables per line Sonnet* on - you've guessed - those amazing Yorkshire Puffins. My poem was voted 4th out of those published in issue 157 - so thank you to all who chose it.
Many congratulations to Tina Negus, who took First Place with her brilliant poem, 'A Contradiction of Hoopoes'.
* Shakespeare's Sonnet XX had 11 lines per line, which was unusual - but I like the rhythm.