Poetry

Dempsey & Windle Anthology

A quick plug for the latest Dempsey & Windle Anthology – Fireflies & Flames, Poems From The Brian Dempsey Memorial Prize 2022. I should have posted this earlier, but forgot. Life gets in the way sometimes! I have a prose poem appearing in it, so if this inspires you to take a look and see who else is in there, the link is here; https://www.dempseyandwindle.com/anthologies.html

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Fair Play

A quick plug for Fair Play, the Dempsey & Windle anthology of last month’s event celebrating the CDLVIIth Birthday of William Shakespeare. I shared a recording of the event here last week, but if it’s a print version you are after you can get it here; https://www.dempseyandwindle.com/anthologies.html

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Celebrating the Bard

A quick post to mention that I am reading at an event to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday. It’s part of the South Downs Poetry Festival, (of which more anon), and is hosted by my publishers, (it still, even after three years feels weird to write that!), Dempsey & Windle. I shall be reading Sonnet 50 alongside a very short poem of my own that links to the theme of that particular poem. Eventbrite link here should…

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A World Still Ours

From the Guardian this morning… Australia‚Äôs former finance minister Mathias Cormann has won a hard-fought election to become the new chief of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), despite grave concerns voiced by environmental groups over his record on climate change. Outside the wind is howling. The washing line would sing if it were taut enough to vibrate a note. This is just weather, of course, not climate. But is anyone listening anyway? Should…

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An Interview with a Poet

I’ve just started reading (and very much enjoying) We Are The Lizards, Margaret Jennings first published poetry collection. Margaret is also published by Dempsey & Windle, and I will be interviewing her as part of Portsmouth Bookfest on February 17th – in fact, it’s the first event of Bookfest this year – no pressure then! If anyone has any particular questions they would like asked, please let me know in the comments below Details on…

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