Drop in by Giovanna MacKenna

Today I have the absolute pleasure on inviting Giovanna MacKenna to reflect on her stunning debut collection How the Heart Can Falter (The Museum of Loss and Renewal Publishing, 2022). Thank you for the invitation, Nigel. What author can resist an opportunity to talk about their book?! I’m delighted to be given this space toContinue reading “Drop in by Giovanna MacKenna”

Drop in by Anne McMaster

This week I have the pleasure of welcoming Anne McMaster to reflect on her hymn to rural life, Walking Off the Land. Nigel, thank you so much for welcoming me to this forum, and for giving me the chance to talk about Walking Off the Land, my debut collection of poetry. It was published onContinue reading “Drop in by Anne McMaster”

Drop in by Andy Breckenridge

Today I have the great pleasure of welcoming Andy Breckenridge to reflect on his inventive and vibrant pamphlet, The Liquid Air (Hybriddreich, 2021) I am very grateful indeed to Nigel for this opportunity to drop in and write about a poem from my pamphlet The Liquid Air. It was one of six chosen for publicationContinue reading “Drop in by Andy Breckenridge”

Drop in by Julie McNeill

Today I’m delighted to welcome talented poet, Julie McNeill, to reflect upon a poem from her debut chapbook, Ragged Rainbows (Hybriddreich, 2021) Thank you so much to Nigel for inviting me to drop in to talk about my debut pamphlet, Ragged Rainbows. I’m imagining we are chatting about the poems with a hot cuppa inContinue reading “Drop in by Julie McNeill”

Drop in by Pratibha Castle

I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while, so I’m doubly delighted to say that this week’s drop in is by Pratibha Castle to reflect on her impressive debut collection, A Triptych of Birds & A Few Loose Feathers. This poem, which first appeared on One Hand Clapping a couple of years back,Continue reading “Drop in by Pratibha Castle”

Drop in by Raine Geoghegan

I’m incredibly thankful to Nigel Kent for inviting me to write about a poem from my new collection, The Talking Stick: O Pookering Kosh which is due out this spring with Salmon Poetry Press, an Irish/International publisher. This collection contains poems, monologues, haibun and songs, mostly based on my Romany family. I have been workingContinue reading “Drop in by Raine Geoghegan”

Drop in by Ellie Rees

Today I welcome fellow Swansea University alumnus, Ellie Rees, to reflect upon a poem from her fabulous new collection Ticking (Hedgehog Poetry Press, 2022). The poems contained in Ticking were written in response to separate stimuli; what linked them in my imagination as I wrote was my desire to capture the spirit of a place,Continue reading “Drop in by Ellie Rees”

Drop in by Kate Boston-Williams

Today’s drop in is by another poet from the Dreich stable, Kate Boston-Williams, reflecting on a poem from her debut collection, Snake Skins. Welcome Kate. Thank you Nigel for showing an interest in my first collection of poems “Snake Skins” and for inviting me to share my processes and inspirations for one particular poem. It’sContinue reading “Drop in by Kate Boston-Williams”

Drop in by Gerry McGrath

This week I welcome reviewer and poet, Gerry McGrath, to reflect on his wonderful chapbook, Love All the People. The Makings of a Good Conversation – ends & beginnings                 Poetry can stop the heart, if not time. Recently I was in correspondence by email with a friend. We’ve both been doing the poetry thingContinue reading “Drop in by Gerry McGrath”

Drop in by Margaret Royall

Yes, it’s 2022 and we back again with a drop in by Margaret Royall, as she reflects on a poem (or two!) from her Immersed in Blue (Impspired Press, 2021)… …First of all I would like to express my sincere thanks to Nigel for inviting me to drop in and talk about poetry from myContinue reading “Drop in by Margaret Royall”

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