Doorway, Rome Super-pleased to have a new poem in issue #5 of Lighthouse – a zippy and fab young mag based in the UK, featuring new writing. The poem’s called ‘The summer house’. You can buy the latest copy here. Plus, you should definitely take out a subscription.Read more "Poem in Lighthouse #5"
Market, Seville A poem of mine has been featured on Josephine Corcoran’s wonderful poetry blog, And Other Poems. Written during my MA at the University of East Anglia, the poem was from a short sequence. You can find it here: The butcher’s daughter It’s well worth checking Josephine’s site out on a regular basis – it […]Read more "Poem feat. on And Other Poems blog"
Jacob Epstein busts, National Portrait Gallery, London You can find a poem of mine — ‘Night Ward’ — in the latest issue of the UK’s Magma. The issue is edited by Roberta James and Alex Pryce. The theme is ‘breaks’ and I’m so honoured to be featured alongside some amazing writers, including Mimi Khalvati and […]Read more "Poem in Magma #59 ‘Breaks’"
I am very excited to have a poem in the second issue of Lighthouse, a journal of poetry and prose that focuses on new writing. You can buy a copy (or subscribe) here. My poem is called ‘After a lover leaves’Read more "Poem in issue #2 of Lighthouse journal"
A poem of mine is up in the latest issue of quirky online journal Poems In Which. It’s called ‘Poem in which we break up’ and you can find it here.Read more "Poem in issue #3 of Poems In Which"
Wonderful new edition of Poetry Review out now, edited by Moniza Alvi & Esther Morgan — and featuring one of my poems. The poem’s called ‘Petra visits the Citadel of Aleppo’. * picture not of Aleppo (or, indeed, Syria) – unfortunately I lost a lot of my photos of that area in a computer […]Read more "Poem in Spring Poetry Review: The Anonymous Invitation"
http://channel.louisiana.dk/video/anne-carson-performing-antigonick The wonderful poet-translator-classicist-essayist-etc introduces her play Antigonick and reads a beautiful introduction.Read more "Anne Carson Performing Antigonick"
Face of an Egyptian Mummy in the Louvre, Paris This post originally appeared on the Writers’ Centre Norwich website. Everybody knows the opening line of a novel has to be a total killer. Authors draft and redraft the first line, desperate to get the perfect reaction from reader and publisher alike. But what exactly is […]Read more "The Art of the Opening Line"
Grafitti, Paris In a post that first appeared on the Writer’s Centre Norwich website, I talk about the joy of listening to a work, as opposed to just reading. The Joy of Listening With Simon Armitage coming up in conversation this evening at the Norwich Playhouse, I’ve been thinking about the pleasure of listening. I […]Read more "Not Reading, But Listening"
Hands in an artist’s shop or studio in Paris, France. A face from antiquity in a museum in Rome, Italy. I’ve just finished The Handless Maiden, Vicki Feaver’s second collection of poetry. The poems are intensely direct and solid, while also being heavy with a straightforwardness and an unabashed sexuality. All her characters are fleshy […]Read more "The Handless Maiden"