Review in Envoi, poems in The Interpreter’s House and The Lake: wow!

Am thrilled and delighted that A Handful of Water has been reviewed by Maria Isakova Bennet in the current issue of Envoi, published by Cinnamon.
Maria writes,’Overall I highly recommend Rebecca’s collection for the lyrical quality, the insight into the natural world and the way each poem is a meditation on place and can be appreciated for itself, but the way in which as a whole the collection has a strength from the recurrence of themes.’
Maria is one of those poets who wins competitions and she also has a collection coming out soon herself so there will be news about that soon here (if I can winkle it out of her)

I am also thrilled and delighted to have three poems in the current issue of The Interpreter’s House edited by Martin Malone.

Ok: one of my poems was written after I saw the shocking floods in Somerset! Sadly, I couldn’t read at the launch at the Albion Beatnik Bookshop in Oxford because I was on my way back from an amazing week of poetry with a group of spectacular poets, Kim Moore and Clare Shaw who are both amazing poets and tutors, in a hotel in St Ives. The mystery guest was the wonderful Katrina Naomi. (I don’t want to rave about this too much as I don’t want the whole world booking up for the next one before I get a chance to do so.)

The Lake, a really beautiful poetry webzine edited by John Murphy has also just published two more of my poems. So, without mentioning all the rejections I have had, I am having a good poetic time.

Next Friday, Nov 7th I am reading from What the horses heard at Chagford Library with the lovely Bridget Thomasin who is reading from her new collection, A Small Singing. A free event from 2-4. Oh, with tea and cakes!


About Rebecca Gethin

Rebecca Gethin is a poet and a novelist. Cinnamon Press published her third collection, All the Time in the World in 2017. Another pamphlet is forthcoming with Three Drops Press. Her second novel, What the horses heard, was published by Cinnamon Press in May 2014. Her second poetry collection - A Handful of Water - was published by Cinnamon in 2013. Her first - River is the Plural of Rain - was published by Oversteps Books in 2009. Her novel Liar Dice won the Cinnamon Press Novel Writing Award in 2010 and was published in 2011. She lives on Dartmoor and writes occasional pieces about wildlife and nature. Her poems appear in a variety of poetry magazines and in several anthologies.
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12 Responses to Review in Envoi, poems in The Interpreter’s House and The Lake: wow!

  1. Glad to hear so much good news in one post! Congratulations, Rebecca 🙂

  2. An excellent review, well deserved. Congratulations on the other successes too.

  3. E.E. Nobbs says:

    Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah! 🙂

  4. eleanorjvale says:

    Excellent Becky well done! 


  5. susanrouchard says:

    Congratulations Rebecca for your published poems. I am just finishing “What the Horses Heard”. Wonderful and so insightful into WWI and the physical and psychological traumas it carried. Your management of characters and narrative time and place is spectacular. The poetics of your prose is also remarkable. Did you grow up with horses ?
    All the best Susan.

  6. Thank you so much, Susan. What lovely things to say and they really make my day. Yes, I had a pony and then my children had them, too. In fact, we also bred one once…. the foal was like a wise mythical being so we called him Elfin King, Elfie for short. He now lives in NZ!!!!! Um, would you mind bunging what you just said to me either on to Amazon or Good Reads if you can bear to do so!!!! Hope you are well and that your writing is also going well.

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