What happens during the production of a chapbook?

I thought it might be nice to do a little blog about the process I’ve experienced while producing my first poetry chapbook! Before submitting, I used to Google this a lot, searching for advice, reassurance, and what to try. Even though everyone’s experiences are so different, they really did help me to get my head…

Your One Phone Call

I’ve been a bit slow with updating this blog with little poems I’ve had published here and there, so I thought I’d do a mini one now! A few months ago, Your One Phone Call published two of my poems on their website – ‘My Place’ and ‘Sun Burn’. You can read them through these…

Bone Ovation

Here it is… The big news. The showstopper. The little thing I teased a few weeks ago when I talked about shoving large amounts of cake in my face (it was my birthday too around that time – hence the over-interest in cake!) The big kahuna. My poetry collection ‘Bone Ovation’ is going to be…

Picaroon

Yaaaaaaaaaar. Ok, so I’m not particularly pirate-y, but I like to think that I might be a rogue in my own particular way. This month I’ve been published by Picaroon Poetry, a magazine especially for poets of the roguish sort. I’m honoured to be read as dangerous enough, as usually I feel as edgy as…

I Stain

I don’t often get too political. I think it’s a responsibility of the thoughtful poet or bard to give meaning to a chaotic world, or to help understand a state overcome with horror. I worry that I can’t write eloquently enough, that I don’t understand the facts well enough, or even that I’ll say something…

Allegro

Happy September! And the leaves come tumbling down. I love autumn. The month has been kickstarted by my poem ‘I Love You’ being included in issue 10 of Allegro Poetry Magazine. You can read the issue here. I’ve hardly had any time to write or be creative at all lately – moving house and various…

Howlarium

I was asked to contribute to Howlarium – writing a few words on meditation, writing, and compassion. As these are three the subjects I’ve written on quite a bit before (they’re completely fascinating) I said an instant ‘Yessirree!’ You can read what I have to see over on Howlarium itself: http://www.howlarium.com/

See Into the Dark Anthology

I think I have my head in a few too many projects at the moment… I have one pamphlet in production with Goya Press, one in the very early stages with another publisher, another speculatively out there, and I have two on the go in my brain. Is that too many? Is it better to…

‘Eye, Tongue, Machinus’ – My first pamphlet

It’s official (and has been for quite some time but I’ve been a little slow at blogging about it) – my debut pamphlet ‘Eye, Tongue, Machinus’ will be being launched later this year with Goya Press, a new poetry and fiction press based in Manchester. Expect weird tales of exposed tongues, system shut downs, and…

Three Drops Beltane Anthology

Perfect for this time of year, when the trees are budding, the sky is lightening, and there’s a little bit of potency in the air… Three Drops from a Cauldron have released their latest anthology – the Beltane edition, and my poem ‘The Silver Birch’ has been included! You can read the anthology online here….