Thanks to Georgi and the team for including a poem of mine in the latest edition…
Graham is an award winning poet, based in London. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with an MA in Creative Writing, and has since
published nationally and internationally, performing across the country.
His debut collection, The Hitting Game, was published by Seren. Graham's most recent collection, Well, is published by Against the Grain.
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Prose is making its presence felt at Ink Sweat and Tears, this month. We’ve the edgy and visceral from Graham Clifford that weirdly brings nature into a tough classroom in ‘Revivifying Bees in the PRU*(*Pupil Referral Unit)’, two quirky works of micro-fiction – ‘Marking Your Territory/Waiting at the Coffee and Suds’ – by Louella Lester that lay those brief encounters bare and an ornate, wonderfully clever, anthropomorphic short story from Phoebe Thomson with ‘Friendly’.
But, as always, we’ve equally brilliant works of poetry on the shortlist. Stephen Lightbown‘s direct and fluid ‘Everyone Welcome’ opens a door for readers who might not have seen the world from his perspective before. ‘Imagining Green’ by David Gilbert bedazzles, scouring the natural, extra-terrestrial and bodily world while Jenny Pagdin‘s ‘Before the market town with the Pepper Pot building’ gets under the skin of belonging yet not belonging as a second-generation immigrant.
All six of the shortlist have been chosen by Helen, Kate and Chloe or received the most attention on social media.
Read them all here https://inksweatandtears.co.uk/september-2022-pick-of-month/
Please VOTE HERE. Voting will close at 6pm on Wednesday 19th October.
The Finished World
Thanks to Stand magazine for publishing three poems of mine in this edition.
Angela (and other poems) — Mercurius
Thanks Atrium Poetry for publishing this today.
Huge thanks to Atrium who have kindle chosen my book as this month’s featured publication.
There are plenty of strange creatures in their to keep you busy now the nights are drawing in. Thanks to PA Morbid at the Black Light Engine Room for getting them out into the world.
Launch Night Video, In Charge of the Gun
‘A little strange, but a good strange.’
Thanks to David Coldwell at The Poetry Village (click here to read all) for publishing this new poem.