The Wales based Black Bough poetry has published its Christmas-Winter Volume III - the third year for this evocative anthology, packed with imagist, 10 line or less poems, accompanied by Emma Bissonnet's beautiful linocut prints. Delighted to have a poem included again this year. Anthology available from Amazon.
Many thanks to Isabelle Kenyon and Fly on the Wall Press for including my watery poem in Issue 10.
'Issue Ten of the Fly on the Wall Press magazine series plunges us under the sea. Sixteen international writers and artists explore pull of the deep. Women fall in love with the tides; whales dance for joy. Some creatures grow sea urchin hearts, whilst others eat human hearts raw... '
‘The dipping pool’ weekly writing group, with Claire Syder, are in the process of publishing their first anthology. There are nine authors in total, and I am very pleased to say my collection of nine poems and one prose piece has been chosen to appear first in the book. First run off the press July 2018, ready for the book launch August 2018.
The cover has been released for the ‘International Anthology of Womxn’s Poetry’ titled ‘From the Ashes’ and it is gorgeous. I am so pleased to have two poems included: one within the Chapter ‘On knowing’, and one within ‘On how we love’. ‘Editors Amanda McLeod and Mela Blust have curated a collection of poems that tell the stories of the journey, trials, and triumphs of womxn. In this book, womxn share their most authentic, inner selves; their challenges and their victories; the words they wish they could say; the legacy they dream of for the womxn of the future.
Absolutely delighted that my poem ‘Weeping Willow’ has been accepted to appear in Indigo Dreams, ‘Dear Dylan, an anthology after Dylan’, due for publication in May 2020. It is going to be a very interesting format as a letter to Dylan Thomas and a poem was required from each submittee.
The weather was absolutely glorious on my inspirational visit to Laugharne in September, and the views – Wales at its best.
I’m delighted that Maytree Press and The Poetry Village have chosen my poem ‘A reflection on the dreaming collective’ to be part of their ‘Green Fields’ anthology – all about music festivals. My poem came from our last visit to Lakefest in the grounds of Eastnor Castle, and was imagined in a slightly sleep deprived state. Groovy cover art below!