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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Winter is Coming

Two Peasant Women Digging in a Snow-Covered Field at Sunset, Van Gogh 1890

It has really been a scorcher today, 25 degrees and I'm lucky enough to be on holidays this week to enjoy it. Of course my thoughts are turning to editing and writing. I'm certainly going to have a difficult time declining work for the magazine but the quality and quantity of submission for Boyne Berries 20 has been very high. The submission period ends this coming Sunday at midnight.

I found the Van Gogh poem and I'm going to edit it for myself.  It's more of a winter poem but my niece did choose a wordless illustrated version of The Snowman today in the book shop (She said you can make the story up yourself). I did wonder why you would be digging in the snow? On further inspection apparently the women are digging as winter ends and spring begins.

In the meantime here is a post about a poem Anne Sexton wrote in response to The Starry Night


Monday, July 11, 2016

Skylight 47

A friend gave me this card at the weekend and I really like it. I do have a Van Gogh poem somewhere, an old one and maybe I can find it if I look, I hope. It's been a bit crazy since my last blog post, but that's life.

I'm delighted to have a poem selected for issue 7 of Skylight 47 which will be launched in September. The magazine is Galway based and edited by Bernie Crawford, Nicki Griffin, Marie Cadden and Ruth Quinlan.

I'm overwhelmed by the response to the submission call for Boyne Berries 20 and I look forward to reading and replying to the submissions over the coming weeks.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Tales from the Forest

Perseus by Cellini

Tales from the Forest  is a quarterly online magazine, with Issue #1 focused on fairy-tales and mythologies. Issue #2 will be... focused on monsters. I'm delighted to have a poem accepted for issue 2, 'Where Monsters Live'. Thanks to Rose Fortune, editor.