Right, upcoming submissions and readings... This is mainly so I can keep track of the dates and selections myself. More than likely I may end up sending something completely new to at least some of these, but I'd like to have some options ready in case I don't manage to write anything new over the next couple of weeks.
So, tentative selections... thoughts and suggestions are more than welcome, should you feel so inclined.
Two poems to the Best of Manchester Poets Anthology, deadline 30th of June
Lol, these are kind of Manchester themed in a way and while it isn't a requirement the storytelling element feels like a good fit.
ain't no love in here, girl
Azalea Avenue (this needs some fixing, I'm not completely happy with it at the moment)
Two poems to read at Poetica Knitting Event on 6th of July
Fairly settled on these as they both read quite well.
in babylon they laugh with broken teeth
There is a part of me that wants to read you were wrong first just for the reactions...
Three poems to the Mslexia competition, deadline 18th of July
These, I feel, are the best I have to offer at the moment. I'm a little worried that they are stylistically too similar and I should be showing more range...??
Three poems to the Poetica Anthology, deadline 20th of July
First one is set, because the group liked the format and typeset almost as much as they liked the poem itself (it was justified with wide margins on the print out). The others I'm dithering on.
On Walking Home At Night (needs some tidying up I think)
OR something shorter like i am a shark or and your heart too
(Yes, this post is open as I said such posts would be. Poems are flocked though so if you want access to them, please drop me a comment somewhere)