Wednesday, 30 December 2015

The Big Syria Gig needs you

Are you a spoken word artist and available to do a short set in Stow, Scottish Borders on Saturday 30th January 2016 to raise money for children in Syria via Unicef?

Get in touch with us at Stowed Out at Thanks.

Happy new year

The last time I was here I was probably talking about leaf structure and sound. Those little shudders and eddies that the foliage makes in the moments between work or thought or even breath. An empty forest. But in fact, goldcrests and siskins invisible but making their own business above.

That's a roundabout way of saying that yes sound is still important to me. But my life has taken a different more regular turn of late with a partner, their children and salary being that little bit more important than before. No more exploring the space between double hedges or sleeping in abandoned sleeping bags for a while then.

So in answer to the questions - my health is good, I am in a solid place and I am still listening. And still trying to understand the shapes of leaves, the pattern of the wood.

Green geometry. Good luck with your own balancing acts.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Announcing the Clear Poetry Anthology 2015

A gift for you from the lovely Ben Banyard at Clear Poetry featuring his festive pick of the first year of poems including work from Colin Will, Angela Topping, Brian Johnstone, and Richie McCaffrey. And of course p&g editor Bridget Khursheed.

You can find out more and dip in here

Abridged 0-14: Floodland Submission Call

Abridged have been in touch with p&g to tell us that they are exploring paranoia and fear in the 0 – 14: Floodland issue

They need poetry (up to three poems) and art (up to A4 landscape size and 300 dpi or above). Deadline for submissions is 22nd January 2016. 

You can find out more here

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Send your stuff to The Pinch

Wow! A pretty home page for you to enjoy and a call for submissions.

What they say:

The Pinch was founded in 1980 as the Memphis State Review by William Page. In its first few years, the journal published such well-known writers as Robert Bly, Phillip Levine, Mary Oliver, Robert Penn Warren, and Margaret Atwood.

Enjoy responsibly here

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Kent & Sussex poetry society open poetry competition 2016 call for poetry

My inherent Sussex girlness means this is a competition I always look forward to entering. It has agood prize too (£1000+). And is judged Anne-Marie Fyfe this year.

And plenty of time to get sorted. Closing date is 31st January 2016.

More details here