There is lots to report on the poetry front today!
First, my forthcoming pamphlet, Sea Without a Shore, has now been printed! I haven’t got my hands on a copy yet (this photo is courtesy of Maytree press) but can’t wait to do so tomorrow!
It’s not officially out till next month, and my launch event (currently in planning) may not be until July – watch this space for news of that. But in the meantime I will be reading some poems from the collection at the Word Weavers Cabaret hosted by spoken word artist Rose Condo at 7.30 on Sunday 16 June at Small Seeds in Huddersfield. There will be lots of other poets there too (see link for details).
Another event to watch out for is LandLines, a film and soundscape installation for Holmfirth Arts Festival, with words from Holmfirth Writers Group (HWG – including me), in the Wesley Room, Holmfirth Methodist Church, 12-4 14 and 16 June, 12-5 15 June. HWG is also providing content for the Mythophones: ‘metallic sound stores’ that will be in Holmfirth Parish Churchyard for the duration of the festival. You can find details of these and lots of other exciting events in the Holmfirth Arts Festival Brochure.
Finally, in other news, my poem ‘Colours’ is now available to read in Issue 16 of Picaroon Poetry, ‘The Cowrie Shell’ was shortlisted in the Poetry Ink Winter 2019 competition and ‘The Trees are Dancing’ will appear in the forthcoming anthology, The Cotton Grass Appreciation Society, alongside work by my good friends Anne Steward, Sally Brown and Alison Lock … and other poets including Simon Armitage!