Monday, November 30, 2009

Looking for recommendations for poetry collections to read??

Michelle McGrane on her blog Peony Moon has asked a number of poets to list their favourite collections of 2009, it's great for suggestions if you're stuck on what to read next.

The one's that I'm particularly interested in and just haven't got around to purchasing yet are -

The Clockwork Gift by Claire Crowther
Weeds and Wild Flowers by Alice Oswald
In the Voice of a Minor Saint by Sarah J. Sloat
The Missing by Siân Hughes

Friday, November 13, 2009

A quick post to say that StAnza's Virtual Poetry Festival - Distant Voices - is taking place tomorrow from 1pm. Poets will be reading live from all around the world and this will be broadcast online available for everyone and anyone to listen into. I'm particularly looking forward to hearing Andrew Philip read from 2.30pm (his collection The Ambulance Box is an excellent read) and Meg Bateman read her work in Gaelic and English from 6.30pm.

Life is pretty much baby and toddler chaos at the moment hence the lack of poetry.