2014, in general not a year memorable for a host of good things, was in recompense the Year of 52. For all who involved themselves in Jo Bell’s brilliant, ambitious, inclusive and extraordinarily friendly project, this was a splendid 52 weeks of poetry, developing friendships, shared ideas and even a Picnic. Here’s Jo explaining what can happen next. I want those books! Continue reading 52 – the books!
Her wings of glass is a marvellous new anthology published by Second Light Network, containing ‘ambitious poems by contemporary women poets’. It features 237 ‘highly individual, complex, allusive poems by 134 women poets’. Reviewer John Killick describes it as ‘an absolutely outstanding collection making a powerful impact … I think it is the most important anthology for decades’. I am so proud to have a poem included in … Continue reading Her wings of glass
LUCK’S WEIGHT, an exhibition of my poetry and the beautiful photographs of Andrew Fusek Peters, will open in January 2015. Its very first outing will be at the beautiful Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms. The poems are from from my residency earlier this year at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. I wrote about the working horses, the ancient breed of Silver Dorking hens, the … Continue reading ‘Luck’s Weight’ exhibition opens January 2015