This post features my poem 'The Talking Cure', written in 2005. Here is the first version of the poem and comments made during the workshopping of the poem, compared with the final version, published in my prize-winning Smith/Doorstop pamphlet, Show Date and Time. The poem begins as eight quatrains and ends up as five tercets. It … Continue reading ‘The Talking Cure’ – from first to final draft.
The photo below, taken last week on a beach in Fuerterventura, shows the end of one year straying into the beginning of the next. I like this makeshift tree -- and I was lucky to get away for a week where there was heat, and blue skies. Back with a bump, though, and reflecting for … Continue reading Of Stray Trees and Submissions