Monday 15 April 2013

Published Poems: Poem of the Week, THE POETRY KIT blog

Minions Moor, Cornwall

If you click over to the Poetry kit blog (editor, Jim Bennett), you will find my Poem of the Week ...

Tin mine, Cornwall

Friday 12 April 2013

Publication Pointer: 'Heart Shoots' from Indigo Dreams Publishing Ltd.

'My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a water'd shoot ...' 

A pre-ordered copy of Heart Shoots has just arrived at my home. This new poetry anthology is the companion volume to the popular Soul Feathers, also produced by Ronnie Goodyer and Dawn Bauling of Indigo Dreams Publishing Limited. Thank you, Ronnie and Dawn, for your dedication and tireless efforts not only on behalf of poetry, but also on behalf of the charitable causes you care so much about.

This new collection is sold as a fund-raiser for Macmillan Cancer Support, the charity known primarily for its Macmillan Nurses. These, of course, are backed up by a strong team of medical doctors, therapists, managers, administrative support-workers, campaigners, volunteers and others. You can find some of the people who make up the face of this inspiring organisation here. Way back in 1911, Douglas Macmillan established the 'Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer', providing information on recognising, preventing and treating cancer to patients, doctors and members of the public. All profit on the sale of this new volume has been waived by the publishers, allowing £2 (inc. of VAT) to go to the charity for every copy sold.

Heart Shoots is a volume in which poems by 'the newcomer' and 'the internationally famous' nestle side by side. Those in the latter category include Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Seamus Heaney, Joni Mitchell, Benjamin Zephaniah, Sharon Olds, Penelope Shuttle, Moniza Alvi, Pascale Petit and Dennis Lecorriere, to mention those on the front cover. You will also find poems by Wordsworth, Keats, Elizabeth Barrett-Browning and John Donne. There are many contemporary poets whose names you will know from the wider poetry and small press scenes. 

And if you are wondering why I have posted this dragonfly, well, perhaps the answer lies on p.57 of Heart Shoots.

Thursday 11 April 2013

Poetry Resources: the Poetry kit

I am delighted to receive this listing from the Poetry kit, curated by Jim Bennett. Thank you, Jim.

Do take a look at the multitude of resources on offer at the Poetry kit site.