I’ve just updated my Books page about anthologies that have come my way this year. First was the invitation by Ruth Carr and Natasha Cuddington to join them in HER OTHER LANGUAGE Northern Irish Women Writers Address Domestic Violence and Abuse (Arlen House, 2020) It’s an honour to be part of this excellent project.
Our first CHURCHILL WRITERS’ ANTHOLOGY was published early this year too, thanks to the diligence and efficiency of Gervase Vernon. Gervase is a prolific writer and one of the group’s earliest members. It’s a marvellous read, full of variety, and I’m deeply proud, as well as fond, of all the writers.
Last year I posted on the Places of Poetry website set up and run by Andrew McRae and Paul Farley and am thrilled to have my Carnlough Bay selected for the Northern Irish section of their anthology, PLACES OF POETRY (Oneworld, 2020).
These three sit proudly beside two Live Canon anthologies from 2016 and 2018 that contain my work: LIVE CANON More New Poems for Christmas and LIVE CANON 154 PROJECT: 154 poems by 154 contemporary poets in response to Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets.
In this tragic year, our creativity has not always been easy but I hope you and yours stay well and that next year brings safety, togetherness and all the writing flow you could wish for.