So my recent poetry efforts have all been re-drafted and sent out into the big wide world. They've been experimental poems for me so I'm curious to see how they'll go down or whether most or all will come back to me with a thanks-but-no-thanks reply. I wish all journals and mags would move to email submission, I've become very lazy about submitting to anywhere that requires an actual envelope and stamp.
Apart from Michelle McGrane's widely admired collection The Suitable Girl, which I bought last week, poetry-reading has been moved aside for non-fiction prose. I'm currently reading Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (I'd love to pinch that title for a line in a poem!) and volume one of the The Alan Clark Diaries.
My Allen Ginsberg poem, 'The Kitten and the Brick-layer’s Cap' (after his 'The Bricklayer's Lunch Hour) will be up on Ink, Sweat & Tears later on this month, Vintage Sea is now available to buy through Word Power Books (as all Calder Wood Press titles are now) and I even have an Amazon page for my pamphlet but since I've not supplied Amazon with any, none are available through it and thankfully there aren't any selling secondhand...yet...!!
I never got into the Danish Crime drama The Killing first time round so I'm catching up with it now!