Cleopatra on Portstewart Strand – new poem in The Phare

New Year resolutions aren’t all bad. This year I decided to try an online poetry course run by Malika’s Poetry Kitchen and it was a fantastically exciting experience. One morning we were asked to write a quick response to Enobarbus’s famous speech in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra and up she strode, my mother in her prime absolutely loving the seaside and everything about it. My poem Cleopatra on Portstewart Strand was born.

I’m thrilled to see it find its home with The Phare litmag who take only 5% of submissions! Thank you, The Phare.

Enjoy the rest of the magazine, it’s wonderful!