Grand Mont

I have had a poem, Grand Mont, published in Verity La, an online creative arts journal which publishes short fiction and poetry, cultural comment, photomedia, reviews, and interviews. I absolutely love Verity La, which prides itself on showcasing “writing that gets you in the head as well as the gut, that has a point, that isn’t afraid.” My kind of journal! …

HOARY

I am very excited to have my poem, ‘Hoary’, published in the wonderful Tincture Journal. Tincture is a quarterly online magazine full of great quality fiction, essays, interviews, and poetry. And it is only $8 an issue! You can have a look at some of Tincture’s free content  here, and please consider buying  a copy. It’s one of my favourite …

Rapture

I have had a new poem, Rapture, published in Deep Water Literary Journal. This fabulous new journal seeks to “become a haven for those who write about and produce artworks interpreting Darkness, whatever that may mean to the creator of the work”. Their first issue for the year is themed ‘Loss’ – it contains some fantastic artwork, fiction, and poems. You …

The Lover

I have had a new poem published in PASH capsule, a fabulous Facebook page that deals in “contemporary romantic-erotic poetry and provocation” – sounds like fun! This poem is a whiteout of a paragraph from Marguerite Duras’s wonderful novella, The Lover. Whiteout (or blackout) poetry is made by erasing words in a text, leaving behind a few carefully selected words to form …

My Sicilian

My hot and spicy new poem “My Sicilian” has been published in PASH capsule! You can read it here, and check out all the other great poems at PASH here Many thanks to the wonderful editor of PASH, @StuartABarnes. And to my real-life Sicilian hubby (who sometimes gets a bad wrap, since I often write while sad or angry) – …

Bleak Love

My poem, ‘Bleak Love’, has been published in PASH capsule, a very cool Facebook site with a focus on love (the good and the bad), and poetry. Please check it out!  https://www.facebook.com/pashcapsule  (And many thanks to editor Stuart Barnes.)

My Ekphrasis Was A Fraud: Or Was It?

Which came first, the picture or the poem?  In the case of a short verse I recently wrote, it was the poem. (A rather bleak one, which I paired with this picture by Scottish artist Thomas Faed, entitled ‘Faults on Both Sides’).  No dissimulation was intended and yet, when readers mistakenly assumed I had written an ekphrasis, I did not immediately …

Manifesto To Myself

So, the dust must lie and the dishes sit, now is the time to write. I clear the house of children and husband and draw myself back to this – a pen, some paper and an internally inquiring mind (for that is how I still write, with much crossing out and scrawling and room for mental movement in all directions). Your money …