Saturday 1 June 2024

Little Black Book: Exhibition Cards for Imaginary Paintings


Mini anthology: 'Exhibition Cards for Imaginary Paintings' - see here


These stylish Little Black Books arrived in the post today as my contributor copies from the Hedgehog Poetry Press

Participating poets were invited to write an imaginary gallery label for an imaginary artwork. 

Each of the eleven selected entries is accompanied by a few details pertaining to size of work, type of media etc. I don't want to give too much away, but my poem has something to do with a wild creature in the woods - or does it?

Little Black Books are staple-bound and the size of a postcard or pocket-book.


Monday 1 January 2024

'World Poetry Anthology' edited by Hassanal Abdullah



David Gill and I are delighted to be included in this new anthology of poetry from across the globe, compiled and edited by Hassanal Abdullah to mark 25 years of his international poetry journal, Shabdaguchha.

This volume published by Darklight Publishing (New York and Mexico) features, among many others, poems by Pablo Neruda, Aeronwy Thomas, Stanley Kunitz, Peter Thabit Jones (poet, writer and editor of The Seventh Quarry Press), Louise Glück and Lidia Chiarelli.  

You can buy the anthology here

David's poem is a nod to Edward Thomas. My poem, 'Preseli Blue', concerns a bluestone from Stonehenge and was triggered by the sight of one of these boulders on display in the National Botanic Garden of Wales, way back in 2001.  

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