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Rogue Strands · 3d ago

Patrick Kurp's Anecdotal Evidence

I've long been a reader and admirer of Patrick Kurp's Anecdotal Evidence. Rob MacKenzie first drew my attention to it back in 2008, and I've been following it ever since. In my view, it's on...
Rogue Strands · 1W ago

Richie McCaffery reviews The Knives of Villalejo

Over at his Copy Cats blog, Richie McCaffery has posted a beautifully written and insightful review of The Knives of Villalejo. Richie produces lovely prose and "gets" my poetry in every way...
Rogue Strands · 1W ago

Wood Bee Poet

2018 is already proving to be a bumper year for the emergence of interesting poetry blogs. The latest to have caught my eye is Wood Bee Poet. Run by Chris Edgoose, it features a blend of ori...
Rogue Strands · 2W ago

Lawrence Schimel on The Knives of Villalejo

Lawrence Schimel has had some very generous things to say about The Knives of Villalejo over on Twitter (see here), highlighting especially my poem "Sooner or Later", describing it as a "rea...
Rogue Strands · 2W ago

Then

Once a mainstay in my poems, it gradually became an occasional prop. These days, it's a warning sign that my narrative isn't strong enough to indicate a series of events without outside help...
Rogue Strands · 4W ago

A poem for St George's Day

The 23rdin memory of George StewartIt casually loiters in the fourth lineof April, pretending not to stalk me,the expiry date on David's passportand the start of a trade fair in Brussels.It ...
Rogue Strands · 4W ago

A poem for St George's Day

The 23rdin memory of George StewartIt casually loiters in trhe fouyrth lineof April, pretending not to stalk me,the expiry date on David's passportand the start of a trade fair in Brussels.I...
Rogue Strands · 4W ago

A killer ending

Just for the hell of it, for the sheer relish of its rightness, I'd like to share with you the killer ending to Helena Nelson's "Ultimatum" from her terrific collection, Starlight on Water:"...
Rogue Strands · 1M ago

Sue Ibrahim's My Natural World

To finish off my trio of posts about blogs that have caught my eye recently, I'd like to highlight Sue Ibrahim's My Natural World today. It charts her personal exploration of contemporary po...
Rogue Strands · 1M ago

Rob Moore's poetry blog

I love exploring the internet and encountering interesting new poetry blogs out there, so I was delighted to find Rob Moore's DRB poems the other day. He labels his reviews with a "Learning ...