"When we read, we start at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out." - Vickie Karp
Saturday, 17 November 2012
'... some poor boy from a nursery rhyme ...'
My poem 'Appendix' is published in the latest issue of Magma poetry. The issue also contains 70 new poems including new work from Maurice Riordan and Sean Borodale, recently shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize, as well as a new poem by Vicki Feaver taking inspiration from Edward Thomas’s Old Man. There is also a poem from each of this year’s Eric Gregory Award winners. Bridget Kendall, BBC diplomatic correspondent, shares her memories of a Russian poet, Linda Black explains how she surprised herself into writing prose poems and Katrina Naomi wonders how violence feeds into the creative process, taking soundings from Sharon Olds and Robin Robertson among others.
writer and bookseller living in London. I'm the author of the 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' series - the sequel 'More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' is out now. I'm also a published poet and short story writer. My poetry pamphlet 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' is published by The Rialto, and I'm currently writing my first novel. I'm represented by Charlie Campbell at Ed Victor Literary Agency.