Glasgow Review of Books

Oh hello, front page of Glasgow Review of Books. Ok, homepage, but allow me this moment, yeah?

This is the closest I will ever get to Kate Bush. So, huge thanks to Sam Tongue for the acceptance and this proximity to Kate.

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I’m honoured to be next to two great poets. It’s especially nice to be bracketed next to Matthew Stewart  (Thanks to him for his kind words here)  And I get to discover another poet in Ralph Monday, so win-win

Check us all out here

My poem, Swan Song, is quite a personal one and has taken a long while to get right, but I’m pleased with the way it has turned out. Swan Song is the last boat my dad built for himself (after a lifetime of boat building for other folks).  I wish I knew where it was now; the family sold it a few years ago as we all had no intention or time to manage the upkeep of it. I kind of regret that now, but I doubt I’d get enough use out of it to justify it.

I hope she’s still navigating the Norfolk Broads…

Title Giveaway
Given the “massive” success of this last week, I shall attempt to make this a regular thing. The volume of free titles may fluctuate, and it’s likely the quality will too, but here goes.

1. For The High Jump
2. Hogwash
3. Disco Cowboy Hat
4. Driver Analysis
5. Four He’s A Jolly Good Fellows

The week in stats:

26K ran – Including a 5k and 10K pb in the same run. Tapering towards next week’s half-marathon though, so not much this week.

0 intention of getting involved in NaPoWriMo. Not this year. I’ve not looked at the drafts from last year yet, and I just don’t think I can be arsed. Good luck to everyone else doing it though.

1 x conversation about kate Bush

1 x rejection – Oh well, onwards and sideways. It was only a first draft.

2 x poems finished – Clearing My Dad’s Shed and Captain’s Pond



Bonus song

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