The postman brought Issue 56 of Rattle this week, with an evocative cover by Jasmine C. Bell. I’m delighted to be one of the 29 poets represented in the section on mental illness, with my poem ‘Fallers’. I’ve enjoyed reading … Continue reading
The most we can do is to write – intelligently, creatively, critically, evocatively – about what it is like living in the world at this time. — Oliver Sacks, quoted in Bill Hayes, My Life with Oliver Sacks, The Observer, … Continue reading
The eleventh issue of Liminality has gone live today. I’m very pleased that my poem ‘The Well‘ is included, my fourth appearance in the journal. Thanks to Shira Lipkin and Mattie Joiner!
In 1958, in July, [Wright] wrote me a letter (I’m sure similar letters went to others) in which he announced that he was through writing poems. […] The first issue of Robert Bly’s magazine, The Fifties, which he read at … Continue reading
Through the Gate (in its current form) is “a weekly of fantastical poetry”. I’m delighted my poem ‘The Dig‘ is this week’s poem. Thanks to editor Mitchell Hart!
Penelope’s situation (in Homer, of course, it’s a death shroud she’s weaving) seems to me an interesting figure for the predicament of the writer or artist: making something, ripping it up, making something, ripping it up, all the while vaguely … Continue reading