I’m delighted to announce that issue 34 of Magma poetry magazine, which I edited, is now available. You can read a selection of the magazine’s contents on the Magma website. Poets featured in Magma 34 include Mimi Khalvati, Maurice Riordan, Myra Schneider, Catherine Smith, Tim Turnbull, Susan Wicks and Lorraine Mariner. For our regular Presiding […]
Over a period of about 5 months last year I read literally thousands of poems, as the editor of Issue 34 of Magma magazine. It was my first time as an editor, and it was very interesting to be on the other side of the fence for a change. Having submitted lots of poems to […]
I wrote ‘Net Gains?’ about poetry and the internet for Magma 32. The links in the online version make it easy to visit the sites I reviewed.
My poem ‘Astonishment’ was published in Issue 3. of The Wolf magazine. This page has a recording of me reading it at the launch. Here’s the text: Astonishment For Isobel, aged 4 months You’ve just arrived from nowhere. We can see it in your face. Enthroned on your royal blue rocking car chair, you lift […]
I originally intended to include poetry reviews and articles in the Wishful Thinking blog – but the poems wanted a space for themselves, so here it is. I enjoy writing magazine poetry reviews and there are other books I want to write about, even if some of them are too old to be reviewed in […]