My contribution to Poetry Pea’s latest Haiku Pea podcast shows that I am not a very good cook! To be clear, the haiku in the image represented here is not the same haiku as in the podcast. So, if you’d like to hear it, you can listen to the podcast or read the show notes at the link above.
A bit of news
April is nearly here and I have come up with a little project for NaPoWriMo (national poetry writing month). I will be posting ekphrastic haiku and erasure poetry (e.g. blackout poetry) on alternating days. I will post across three platforms: this website, my Instagram account and my Twitter.
If you are already following me on more than one platform, please feel free to pick your favourite and mute notifications, or unfollow me, on the others. I wouldn’t want the responsibility of giving you a bad case of déjà vu!
I haven’t been very active, except on Instagram, but that is going to change in the near future. That does mean however that there will be duplicate content across channels!
I am looking forward to sharing with you what I have been working on.
Visit Blanket Sea to read or listen to my new poem “Please Pay at the Reception Desk on Your Way Out”, a poem that describes the experience of trying to get medical support for ME/CFS.
The Trip Up is a poem about feeling different because of a chronic illness. When people find out, or when you tell them, reactions are mostly uncomfortable. In one moment you become “an other” and people become unsure around you.
You can read the poem here in the latest issue of Rogue Agent.
Thank you to Lorette from The Ekphrastic Review for publishing my poem ‘The Ghost of Me’. The poem is based on this wonderful painting called ‘Sevilla en Fiestas’ by Gustavo Bacarisas (Spain) 1915.
If you’d like to read my poem on the Ekphrastic Review website, just head on over there!
Just a bit of news. I have just finished a poetry course with Manchester Metropolitan University, and during the course I wrote a poem which I have called ‘Sitting Room with Circus Lion’. I got a good review for it from another student (thank you Igor), and I’m reasonably happy with it as it stands, but to be sure I’ll leave it for a few weeks and then have another look.
Later this week, I’ll be posting my new microfiction ‘Theseus’s Ship’. So check back if you would like to read it!
And finally, I recently had a haibun accepted by haibun and tanka prose journal Haibun Today. The new issue is out now, so head over there if you would like to read the piece:
Reclamation (Haibun Today)
This month’s Haiku Pea podcast is a special on the theme of childhood. I had sent in a few haiku, and two were chosen to be read during the episode.
You can listen to the podcast or read the transcript here.