I'm very pleased that Goose Fair Night is on the Huffington Post's Summer Poetry Reading List, courtesy of reviewer Robert Peake and has attracted some generous attention from Helena Nelson (yes, Helena Nelson) and Josephine Corcoran on Sphinx Reviews;from Maria Taylor on her blog Commonplace; from the young Northern writers site, Cuckoo Review; and from the ever-cool Sabotage Reviews.
I've made a start on my next project which is, at present, a hazy mix of St Giles-in-the Fields and allotments – something to do with land and with fashion and with changing fortunes: from the Buttock Ball to botrytis. We’ll see. And we members of Matthew Caley’s workshop group at the Poetry School are preparing a limited edition pamphlet of Gothic epistolary novel sonnets which we hope to launch towards the end of the summer. I've also just taken on my first mentoring role, a great spur to think more rigorously about the practice of poetry.
What I'm reading:
As a summer treat, in lieu of following her to an idyllic Mediterranean residential, I'm revisiting Mimi Khalvati's The Weather Wheel (Carcanet).