Saturday 2 January 2021

New Year Greetings (despite everything)


Farewell to 2020

I expect you are also wondering how to wish everyone a happy new year in the light of the past nine months and, indeed, the current situation. Let's hope the vaccination programme really speeds up this coming week, here in the UK at least; and that 2021 will eventually prove to be a bit easier for all.

I am very much looking forward to the publication of my first poetry collection later in the year by Peter Thabit Jones, editor of the Seventh Quarry Press. Meanwhile, I am enjoying my Christmas books, notably Fury (Carcanet) by David Morley and The Christmas Wren (Candlestick Press) by Gillian Clarke.  

I am delighted to find myself included once again on Matthew Stewart's Rogue Strands Best UK Poetry Blogs of the Year list. Thank you, Matthew.