2 poems appearing soon

Two poems appearing in the wild this month!

Pink Disco magazine have kindly accepted my piece, The Love We Make, for their Spring issue. I’ve been looking for a home for this one for a very long time. It was written many years ago now and by its nature I always knew it would have a hard slog getting into print anywhere. But the stars have aligned and the very qualities (particularly its “raw language”, thank you Editor) that made it unsuitable for many other places are exactly what the good folk at Pink Disco liked about it! The Spring issue will be out around the 20th of March.

Last year, in January, when I was in the midst of a very stark, white-hot period of grieving, I scribbled many things into my writing journal. One was the kernel of a poem that I annotated in its margin a few days later with the words “I wrote a not-very-good poem for a very-good man”. A year later and lines rearranged and extraneous words lessened, it’s called See and it has found a home in Canada. Off Topic Publishing run a lovely subscription service called Poetry Box, whereby their Canadian and USA subscribers receive artisan chocolate and tea and an original poem postcard every month. From my writing journal to some North American tea breaks – very-good-indeed!

Many thanks to the editorial teams at Pink Disco and Off Topic for their faith and encouragement.