One Blue Day

what I write.
what I like.

Re-reading this book. So good.

Re-reading this book. So good.


John Keats, 1819 Charles Brown

John Keats, 1819 
Charles Brown

(Source: sebastian-flyte)

I just returned from a wonderful week in London. I was there to accept an award from Magma poetry magazine and to give a reading at John Keats’ house. 

I just returned from a wonderful week in London. I was there to accept an award from Magma poetry magazine and to give a reading at John Keats’ house. 

One of the most fascinating books of poetry I’ve read in the last few years.

One of the most fascinating books of poetry I’ve read in the last few years.

Dani Couture, from Sweet(Pedlar Press, 2010).

Dani Couture, from Sweet(Pedlar Press, 2010).

Photo of a Family Vacation [1967] - Contemporary Verse 2 (CV2)

I have two poems out in the current issue of Contemporary Verse 2. Very honoured to be included alongside Carmine Starnino (check out the great interview with him) Tim Bowling and George Elliott Clarke.

Norah

Some poems by the talented Norah Franklin:

Put your arms behind your back

And I’ll weave mine through those gaps

between your elbows and your ribs

Because this might all be for you

There can never just be one alone

there are always two (or more)

in every word 

You can close your eyes (or not)



Buy it. Read it:"Her skin like water / holds no form, but folds, and folds, and follows / numbly through the hours of a day." 

Buy it. Read it:

"Her skin like water / holds no form, but folds, and folds, and follows / numbly through the hours of a day."