Just back from Sheffield Poetry Festival - excellent weekend of poetry. Highlights for me were Geoff Hattersley and Rob Hindle.
Geoff read for forty five minutes, old and new work and it wasn't half long enough. Great stuff.
Really enjoyed Rob's work - and his book, Neurosurgery in Iraq, is beautifully produced as well as being full of good poetry.
Of course I also got a first sight of Martin Mooney's new book from Lagan, also beautifully produced! And great poetry too.
Hearing good poetry always leaves me feeling inspired and I've actually started a little poem since I got home - might beat the block yet...
- Poet, creative writing facilitator, editor. Experienced mentor for those working towards a first collection. My publishers are Lagan Press, Belfast and Liberties Press, Dublin, who published my Selected Poems in 2012, The Goose Tree in June 2014. Blood Horses was published in 2018 from Caesura Press www.caesurapress.co.uk and a new collection, Carnivorous is forthcoming from Doire Press Spring 2019