I'm teaching a poetry course again this semester, and some of my students will be making poetry films! It's a really fun and inspiring exercise. Since I started teaching this, I have been compiling a list of poetry-related films for my students for inspiration. Thanks so much to friends and colleagues for suggestions! Some are [...]
Photo by World Resources Institute This post is packed with all the stuff I have been writing, reading, and learning about poetry and eco justice. Thinking about urgent issues like mass extinction, it has become clear to me in the last few years that social and ecological issues are inextricably linked. For example, dodgy building [...]
The submissions window for ‘Dwelling’ is open from 1st June – 31st July 2020. We welcome poems that have not been previously published, either in print or online. Up to 4 poems may be sent via Submittable, or by post if you live in the UK. Postal submissions are not acknowledged until a decision is made. [...]
Today is the day that my poetry film 'Un/dressing Poems' is released into the wild! The poems were originally published in the magazine Copper Nickel out of University of Colorado, Denver, and I am really grateful to the editor Wayne Miller. They also appear in my new collection Hand & Skull, where they work to [...]
The Battered Moons Prize-giving at the Big Poetry Weekend Imagine if we were suddenly given the supernatural ability to hear people’s thoughts. It’s a source of longing and desire - that feeling of almost wanting to climb into each other’s skins, to be so close to another human being that we could hear what they [...]
Edward Burne Jones: Proof of an illustration designed by Burne-Jones for the Kelmscott "Chaucer": p.441, 'The Legend of Goode Wimmen'; Philomene, with a woman (Philomela) standing by her loom holding a shuttle in an interior, with a half-woven tapestry with the story of Pholomene and Tereus, looking out of the window. 1896 I have been [...]
I am judging the Battered Moons poetry competition this summer. There is just a week to go until the deadline (June 30th, UK residents only) so here I answer the question, what do I look for in a poem? 1. I have eclectic taste. I do not exclude any school or movement from my reading: [...]
I recently did an interview for the Devolved Voices project at University of Aberystwyth. The idea of the project is to investigate the state of Welsh poetry in English since Wales’s devolution ‘yes’ vote of 1997. There is a particular focus on those poets who have emerged since 1997 and a consideration of the rise in poetry from women.