Poetry news

Apologies for the long silence. This keeping the website up to date business is a lot harder than I imagined it would be – mostly, it has to be said, through my own laziness. Still, the holiday season is coming to a close, the COVID restrictions are keeping me pretty much indoors and I finally feel like exchanging the television for the computer once more.

So I’ll start off with a little bit of poetry news. Visual Verse took not only my December submission, but also November’s as well. So you can now find Exodus and Double Blind up on the site. I know I’ve written about Visual Verse before, but perhaps now would be a good time to remind you of how great it is. Each month they put up a visual prompt and invite writers to submit anywhere between 50 and 500 words (poetry or prose) using the image as a starting point for the creative process. I’ve been submitting most months for a couple of years now and I honestly believe my poetry has improved as a direct result – not just the work I send to them, but also other bits and pieces as well – including some that have been accepted for publication elsewhere, which is always nice.

And following on from that, I’ll be adding a new Poem of the Week in the next day or so and I’ve decided to make up for the fact there hasn’t been one for a while by giving you possibly my longest one ever! Be excited. Be very excited.

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