On Strata, and the Poetry of the Periodic

An interlude of reading: I’ve been really enjoying some new anthologies.  Here’s the first one, Map, published by Worple Press. Two hundred years after the publication of the first geological map of an entire country, Michael McKimm has edited this anthology which collects new work by over thirty poets inspired by William Smith, his revolutionary map, and the foundation of a science. I love the … Continue reading On Strata, and the Poetry of the Periodic

The Great Bear

Just so pleased to be working again with the ever-inventive Oversteps poet Rebecca Bilkau and Beautiful Dragons Press.  This time we’re a nebulous constellation of poets writing about Heavenly Bodies. I have chosen to write about Ursa Major.  Mostly because I knew I could actually identify it from the back garden.  The Plough forms part of the Bear, and has been my stellar lodestone from … Continue reading The Great Bear

Poems From the Centre of the Night

It’s great to have a poem in this new pamphlet ‘The Witching Hour’, from Beautiful Dragons Press, put together by Rebecca Bilkau. It’s been a collaborative adventure with twelve poets and a photographer, to mark the night of Walpurga, the eve of May, the rush of spring. We each worked at a poem at midnight on 30th April, in locations ranging from Oregon in the … Continue reading Poems From the Centre of the Night