I hope you have been keeping well and finding time for poetry in the midst of the upheavals of the past year.
I’ve had a few poems published in magazines recently. You can read one of them online in (or should it be ‘at’?) Anthropocene. It’s called ‘Thirteen Birds’ and features different types of bird I remember from growing up in Devon.
Another two are in Brittle Star no.47, both about my children – one (‘Emergency Caesarean’) about the day they were born, and another (‘Waterwheels’) a special memory from when they were very small.
And this month I have a poem in Stand, about my favourite kind of day when we’re in Japan visiting my wife’s family – a soak in the onsen hot spring bath, followed by yakiniku meat barbeque. The poem is called ‘Fox’s Wedding’ which is a local term (狐の嫁入り) for a sunshower, when it rains while the sun is shining.
Apart from writing poems, I’m also working behind the scenes on not one but two exciting new poetry projects, that I’ll be releasing over the summer – I’ll make sure to let you know as soon as they see the light… Stay safe in the meanwhile.