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The book launch event was fantastic and incredibly well attended. The pace of poetry was relentless (40 readers in 2 hours!) and my own performance went well I'm told (I have not yet felt brave enough to watch the video [ profile] pushkin666 oh so thoughtfully took...). I was so happy to have friends there to enjoy the evening with me, so heartfelt thanks to [ profile] pushkin666, [ profile] moth2fic, [ profile] fledge and [ profile] trialia for attending, and for [ profile] margaret_r for being there in the spirit :)

There is a review of the event here at Write Out Loud if you want to read about it more.

And of course, the book itself is now out for sale.

You can buy it directly from the publisher's website, for a measly £9.99 (free P&P within UK!) The variety and quality of the poems is seriously impressive so I can recommend the book without a reservation.


I am in a bit of a slump at the moment when it comes to poetry writing. The thesis seems to be sapping all my creativity at the moment, which I'm not pleased about. Hopefully a change of scenery will work and the upcoming three weeks in Finland will provide some inspiration.

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I'm delighted to announce that ain't no love in here, girl was recently accepted to the Best of Manchester Poets, Vol 2 *throws epic victory arms*

The anthology is available for purchase in December. Watch this space for more information.

There is also a Book Launch Gig, the details of which you can see below:

And yes, I'll be among those performing. *shits a brick* If you can/want to come along please do and if you know someone else who would be interested feel free to pass the details on.

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So, after dithering and procrastinating about it for a couple of months I'm finally planning on actually submitting some stuff to poetry magazines. Hurrah?

But which poetry magazines? After talking to people and some research and recommendations, the list of possibilities includes:

Magma (also has a competition about to run 16 October - 30 November)


Sentinel Literary Quarterly (I'm mostly thinking the competition)

The Rialto (go big or go home, right?)

The Wolf (seems like a place to shove my prose poetry at)

Thoughts? Or, better yet, recommendations of other magazines I should check out?
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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...??

Different Ghosts


Such Mercy

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.

Bone Sparrow


On Walking Home At Night (needs some tidying up I think)

OR something shorter like i am a shark or and your heart too

Decisions, decisions...

(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)


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