Monday 17 February 2014

Launch Alert ~ Paragram Anthology, Slants of Light

I love the keyhole!

We braved the storms on Valentine's Day 
to attend the launch of Slants of Light 
at the Poetry Place, 22 Betterton Street, London.

 Sally J. Blackmore of Paragram hosted a wonderful evening
of poetry on the anthology theme, Slants of Light,
chosen as a nod to the poem by Emily Dickinson.

The anthology contains my sonnet, 'Meteor Shower', 
one of the poems shortlisted by judge, Adrienne Dines

It was a privilege to hear so many poems read by their authors:
thank you, Sally and your 'A Team', for a riveting poetic evening.

Postscript ...

This was the view (in photo below) from our 12th floor window in Holborn.
The Post Office Tower displayed digital pink hearts on its revolving display! 

Saturday 15 February 2014

2014 Reading List (a selection of books read to date ...)

I will aim to update this as and when I remember! 


Astley, Neil (ed.) Being Alive (Bloodaxe 2004)
Beynon, Byron The Echoing Coastline (Agenda Editions 2013) 
Cook, Elizabeth Bowl (Worple Press 2013, first publication 2006)
Crossley-Holland, Kevin The Mountains of Norfolk (Enitharmon)
de Bernières, Louis Imagining Alexandria: Poems in Memory of C.P. Cavafy (Harvill Secker 2013)
Guite, Malcolm Sounding the Seasons: Seventy Sonnets for the Christian Year (Canterbury Press 2012)
Motion, Andrew The Customs House (Faber & Faber 2012)


Berlin, Beta Alfred's Ribbon (The Seventh Quarry Press 2013)
Chevalier, Tracy The Last Runaway (Harper 2013)
Mountain, Fiona Isabella (Arrow Books 2011)
Von Arnim, Elizabeth The Enchanted April (Virago 2011, first publication 1922)

Non-fiction Prose
Cocker, Mark A Tiger in the Sand (Jonathan Cape 2006)