Monday, June 29, 2015

Well that's the kids now on holiday for a whopping seven weeks!
I managed to write my pier poem sequence which was a relief and now I intend to have a mythological summer reading mainly Robert Graves and a few other folktale / anthropological books.  I've recently been blown away by Matthew Dickman's poems and can't wait to get one of his collections. Here he is reading with his twin brother Michael, who is also an acclaimed poet.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Three new poems from Our Real Red Selves online: -

Iceland Poppies and Dinner are up at The Ofi Press (Mexico)
The Un-Mother can be read at Ink, Sweat & Tears!

I'm working on a long poem about Dunoon's Victorian timber pier. I've no idea where I'm going with it and haven't worked out the heart of it yet. All I know is that it's the only thing I've been drawn to writing about over the last few months. I'm building up ever expanding notes and have a few sections that seem complete in themselves but not knowing the overarching theme is annoying!

Monday, June 01, 2015