Monday, March 16, 2009

"Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive"!

Okay so I'm not Wordsworth and it isn't the dawn of the French Revolution but I am very excited and happy that my poem, 'The Cockle Picker's Wife', is now on-line in issue 2 of the excellent literary webzine, Horizon Review!

The issue contains a fantastic range of material. As well as poems by the likes of Fiona Sampson and Daljit Nagra there are interviews, art works, translations, fiction, theatre, essays, reviews, and also a podcast. So jump over and check it out!


***evening up-date****

This is so my week! I sent some poems in to be considered for discussion at the Douglas Dunn Masterclass at StAnza. The great man himself has picked my poem 'Eyewitness' for discussion. Feeling a bit nervous now but very excited and very much looking forward to it!

19 comments:

swiss said...

cool!

Roxana said...

congratulations! I am so happy for you :-)

I so love this:

At her call the heart-shape shells
rise from sands.
Their rib mouths yawn,

part under her touch.

Rachel Fox said...

Have you read the interview with Kate Clanchy in HR? Lots to think about and well worth a look. (Although I have to say the bit about poets being awful looking or something seemed a bit bizarre...they're just a cross section really.)
x

Colin Will said...

Excellent Sorlil. I've just 'opened' Horizon - looks like there's a lot to read. Katy (who was at the Rob 'n Andy launch) has a lovely piratical pastiche of Prufrock.

Sorlil said...

thanks swiss :)

thankyou roxana, and I'm glad you like that bit!

hi rachel, I've skim read it, lots of interesting stuff as you say though I don't remember the bit you mention, but I will be reading over it properly.

thankyou colin! Yes, I had a quick look through katy's piece which is a fantastic, if not rather mad, idea!

Roxana said...

oh I loved it all, not just that bit :-) but these lines are really fascinating.

Rachel Fox said...

Well done on the masterclass!
x

rosswilson said...

Good poem. I think I like the opening lines the best.

I didn't know about that masterclass. I take it you submitted something ages ago? My intention was to just turn up at Stanza at the weekend and see what was happening. I must organize myself better!

I've a couple of poems in Horizon and a photo if anyone should recognise me at Stanza and wish to say hello (bloody awkward introducing myself to people I "know" through blogs when they don't know who the hell I am!)

All the best.

Sorlil said...

thanks roxana :)

thanks rachel, I'm really quite excited about it.

thanks ross! I enjoyed your poems, particularly the first one.
I emailed some poems a couple of weeks ago for the masterclass, it's a shame you didn't realise.
If I see you about I'll say hello and please do likewise!

Roxana said...

I am so so happy for you :-)

Sorlil said...

thanks roxana, that's very lovely of you :)

ross, they still have the submission details on the website for the masterclass poems so it might not be too late for you to put some in after all though you have to buy a ticket for the event first (you have to put the ticket number on your submission).

Andrew Philip said...

Lovely sound to that poem, Marion. Well done. Good to see a couple of Scots in Horizon 2, especially given the recent discussion over at Rob's blog.

Dave King said...

Wonderful news. Congrats. Well done, indeed.

Sorlil said...

thankyou andrew! yes, I followed the discussion with interest. I'm not entirely convinced that the 'establishment' perception of the state of Scottish poetry genuinely reflects the actuality.

Sorlil said...

hi dave, thankyou very much!

swiss said...

should be at the open mic tomorrow. mind my recognition skills are poor so shout at me if you think i;ve missed you!

Sorlil said...

great, I'll keep an eye out for you!

patteran said...

It's a fine poem. Well done on this, sorlil.

Sorlil said...

thanks Dick, I'm really glad you like it.