News from the Bough
We look forward to the advent of spring after a long, cold, autumn and winter in the UK.
Some updates for you.
New book bundle
Broken Spine have a new book bundle of my collection 'The Keeper of Aeons', with a handwritten poem, book mark and book. It's an affordable treat of poetry and prose themed on time travel to the deep past, the spirit of place and cosmic surrealism.
I've published a charity pamphlet Paviland: Ice and Fire (all proceeds to the Sketty Foodbank) to raise awareness of my campaign for the return of the Red Man of Paviland back to Swansea.
The 33,000 year old Paleolithic remains of an ice age hunter were discovered 200 years ago in a Gower cave, after initial discovery and then an archaeological excavation by William Buckland. Ever since, most of the grave goods and the skeleton have been kept in Oxford. It's time to bring these iconic relics back to Swansea.
The next Christmas-winter edition submission window closes 31st January. We have many beautiful and arresting entries. Due to the volume of submissions, we will get back to poets by May/ June.
The current edition is at
Christmas/ Winter edition 3 | Mysite (blackboughpoetry.com)
Matt Gilbert - new collection
We're working on an exciting new collection with London-based Bristol poet, Matt Gilbert. Be sure to follow his updates at Richly Evocative | Places, books & other diversions
Book of the Month - 'Nights on the Line'
M.S. Evans received the exciting news that her collection 'Nights on the Line' is the book of the month with Eastridge Review, with an excellent review by Corinna Board. Check the review out. Nights on the Line: M.S. Evans — East Ridge Review
The Waste Land centenary anthology
It will also take a good while to go through and respond to hundreds of submissions for our Waste Land edition. Thanks for your patience. You're likely to hear by end of Summer at the latest.
Live Zoom open mic
We have a live zoom open mic on Tuesday, 7th February. 7.00 UK time. We'd love to hear your poems, 3 mins per person. There may be time for more. Be brave! It's a supportive environment.
Silver Branch special
Be sure to check out Mary Earnshaw's Christmas/ winter 'Silver Branch' feature. So evocative!
Mary Earnshaw - Christmas/ NY 22/2 | Mysite (blackboughpoetry.com)
We have a new feature poet in February.
Book of the Month
Can't wait to reveal our book of the month in February!