Poetry Advent Calender – window 15

Hello Poetry Lovers And what a lovely window we have today – Spools of Thread by Angi Holden, published by the now sadly defunct Mother’s Milk Books. This kind of fell into my lap as much as I had to buy one of their books to enter their competition last year. I didn’t win butContinue reading “Poetry Advent Calender – window 15”

Poetry Advent Calender – window 13

Hello Poetry Lovers, Welcome to window 13 – And what can I say about this great collection called Boring The Arse Off Young People by the wonderful Martin Figura. Published by Nasty Little Press in 2010, this is the first poetry book I ever bought. And off the great man himself! At the Roundhouse IContinue reading “Poetry Advent Calender – window 13”

Poetry Advent Calender – window 10

Hello Poetry Lovers, window 10!! Not bad going – eh? I had all sorts of technical problems yesterday but today we have opened the window to a beauty. As you know, Patric Cunnane runs the wonderful DoDo Modern Poets above the King & Queen pub in the West End. I’ve known great afternoons of poetryContinue reading “Poetry Advent Calender – window 10”

Poetry Advent Calender – window 7

Hello PL’s Welcome to day 7 of the poetry advent calender. I am delighted to open the window to Ex Situ by the wonderful M. E. Muir, a poet I have come to love and have the pleasure of knowing. I was swept away by this elegant collection bound by the fetching blue cover. TheContinue reading “Poetry Advent Calender – window 7”

Poetry Advent window 3

Hello Poetry Lovers This is also a collection that I know well. This beautiful anthology by Dempsey & Windle from their summer competition this year is a complete joy. These publishers produce such stunning poetry books that really do deliver a high standard of material. This anthology is no exception. Now there is a veryContinue reading “Poetry Advent window 3”