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!