Poetry (updated 26/9/17)

You can find my poetry posts on the blog here.  

Poems that have been published elsewhere, or are going to be are detailed below:

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gorgeous image that

accompanies a poem 
in Enchanted
Conversation. Art by
Amanda Bergloff

Coming soon:
  • Bits of my poetry have been used in the Patchwork Poem which the Federation of Writers Scotland's Makar, Andy Jackson has put together to celebrate National Poetry Day on the theme of Freedom. It will be performed at GOMA on National Poetry Day, Thursday 28th September, around 5.30pm. After that it will be available online and I'll give you a link.
  • Awaiting confirmation that one of my poems will be appearing on a new platform.
  • With my stretching will be appearing in Dawntreader.
  • My poem, Watching Him, will be coming out in the Federation of Writers Scotland anthology, later this year.
Already out:
  • The Bride was in Issue #52 of The Journal which you can buy here.
  • Two of my poems about the death of our lovely cat, Katsuma, are in an anthology of work from South West Writers entitled Pet Memories: Coming to Katsuma (this version), and Hope (which hasn't changed since this post).
  • My fairytale poem, Courage's Lament was in Enchanted Conversation, 28th June 2017, and The Diamond Princess, 30th April 2017.
  • My villanelle, In the Beginning the Red, is in Issue #65 of The Interpreter's House, which you can buy here. I would recommend it, it's rather splendid (see pic below)

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  • What I Should Wear was on She Might Be on 30 May 2017, and My Daughter Loves My Belly on 22 January 2017.
  • A new version of Up Here, and a brand new poem called Time Passing (written while I was in Ilkley in October 2016) appeared in Issue 2 of The Ham magazine, May 2017. You can buy it here.
  • Three poems, Youth, Katrina (in memoriam), and Poem were all published in issue 239 of Snakeskin Magazine (find them here), 1st April 2017.
  • The Sheets appeared in Product Magazine on 21 March 2017. Shining appeared in Product magazine on 22 March 2017.
  • On the ledge and Wanted were in Peacock Journal on 22 January 2017.
  • Sonnet 404 was published in the first issue of 404 Ink, which came out December 2016 and can be bought here.
  • Barcelona was published in the December 2016 issue of Allegro Poetry.
  • I am not yours was published on The Fat Damsel in August 2015.
  • The Edge of Doom won a Writer's Umbrella competition and was published in their Member's Newsletter, and you can see it here.
  • Clematis Dance is in the Forward Poetry anthology, Whispering Words, and was shortlisted in the 2016 Great British Write Off competition. Gone was published in the Forward Poetry anthology, Inspirational Idols, Nov 2016.
  • Chocolate was published on the Scottish Book Trust website in Summer of 2016, alongside a cute pic of my youngest. 
My poems also have regular mentions in the Britmums Poetry Round Upmost recently in September, August, and July, 2017.