Monthly Archives: September 2016

‘A Spell a Day’ in Kaleidotrope

Really pleased that my poem ‘A Spell a Day‘ has gone live in the Autumn 2016 issue of Kaleidotrope, my second appearance in this fine zine. Thanks to Fred Coppersmith! Update Feb 2017. Really pleased to see that Michael Matheson … Continue reading

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Robert Lowell and confessional poetry (Lost Puritan)

Soon Lowell walked in with several other dons, was introduced, and read. Afterwards, the don who’d introduced [Lowell] asked if there were any questions and, when no one raised their hand, [Michael] Waters asked Lowell about his confessional poems. At … Continue reading

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‘The Ritual’ in Liminality

Today sees the launch of the ninth issue of Liminality. Really pleased to say that my poem ‘The Ritual‘ is included, my third appearance in the journal. Thanks to Shira Lipkin and Mattie Joiner!

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Susannah Herbert on not marketing poetry as a vitamin pill

The whole evangelical look-lovely-poems-are-good-for-you schtick assumes poetry is a precious endangered superfood, somewhere between a vitamin pill and a rare flower. Wrong. It should be ranked among life-forms that will survive nuclear holocaust: jellyfish, cockroaches, Millwall fans. Any effective campaign … Continue reading

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Alan Moore on the appeal of writing comics (The New Yorker)

“The reason I liked comics was that nobody else did, because it was completely unsupervised…I was given a chance to sneak up on culture by some sort of back door.” — Alan Moore quoted in A Party in a Lunatic … Continue reading

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