Thanks to Georgi and the team for including a poem of mine in the latest edition…
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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.
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.
Radio Free Europe
Big thanks to R.M. Francis and Brendan Hawthorne for inviting me to be included in their Radio Show on Black Country Radio, this Sunday 29th August, 6 – 8 pm.
Featuring a poem from In Charge of The Gun.
Two new poems over at Feral Poetry
In Charge of the Gun, Live @ Middlesbrough
Peter Lorre Bird
Thanks to the brilliant Anatoly Kudryavitsky and SurVision Magazine https://kudryavitsky.survisionmagazine.com/ for including this poem from In Charge of the Gun.
Link to the poem is here https://survisionmagazine.com/Issue9/grahamclifford.htm