Not one, but three poems have been published on InterlitQ in the last week. First a short sequence about family myths. The title came from a apicture by the artist Danielle Barlow, and was used with her permission. http://interlitq.org/blog/2020/10/07/we-carry-our-grandmothers-ghosts-a-poem-by-elizabeth-rimmer/?fbclid=IwAR1QU-LOfeKnmfmSGOWBi-r-x4paaavY8-cCf7Ll1f9TXsG0mQKRHY6iC6o Then a light-hearted piece which someone aptly described as ‘a bit of earth porn’ http://interlitq.org/blog/2020/10/08/brief-encounter-a-poem-by-elizabeth-rimmer/?fbclid=IwAR1_2JG2pYGEYn7EUnaC7vz-IY1c55-hg1YwbNYPqiX1Wqvw6GVfezADFlM and…
Here is the link to mine, http://interlitq.org/blog/2020/08/27/good-fences-good-neighbours-an-article-by-elizabeth-rimmer/?fbclid=IwAR3P6k58fAkymCSb9INTlvOTIC1AaZbiKhNBmk5oM-W5VQNxgbGXmmz-Otc but while you’re there, you might also like this, from Pippa Little: http://interlitq.org/blog/2020/08/24/the-odd-uneven-time-what-can-poetry-do-in-the-face-of-coronavirus/
I’d like to introduce the excellent resource built by Colin Bancroft. It includes a directory of poets, publishers and submission opportunities, as well as a weekly spotlight on poets who are writing now. It is well worth a browse to get to know poets you might not have heard so much about (yet). And this…
A new poem has just gone live on the International Literary Quaterly blog. You can find it on the link below, though you should be warned, it’s a little outspoken. http://interlitq.org/blog/2020/06/19/if-these-keep-quiet-a-poem-by-elizabeth-rimmer/?fbclid=IwAR0LGyxXp5_ZeRyOqCeMuW6UfF1XtbbibEoywaVBLVdhCQPZ01aI0DkU5Gs
Neil Leadbeater very kindly asked to interview me for the Write Out Loud website, and you can see the result here: https://www.writeoutloud.net/public/blogentry.php?blogentryid=102981 On the same site you can also find Neil’s review of Haggards https://www.writeoutloud.net/public/blogentry.php?blogentryid=102979 I am very grateful to Neil for the fascinating questions, and for giving me this opportunity.
Not too much happening, except on line, but you can read one of my poems – and so much more – here http://www.geopoetics.org.uk/online-journal/stravaig-issue-8-part-one/?fbclid=IwAR2nRHu8jg9mFaUGLSspUasJ5mtNeM91ITRQ69sGhUS6Jif0ql54X9u2jxY Part 2 is now on line, with a theme of trees and forests
Writing about Climate Change Stem poets reading their poems and discussing the challenge of writing about the subject from the combined perspectives of STEM disciplines and creative writing The CCA, Sauchiehall Street Glasgow 7pm, 11th February Readers confirmed are Eveline Pye, Colin Will, John Bolland, Mandy Haggith, Gillian Mellor, Joe Murray, Chris Powici, Elizabeth Rimmer, Leela Soma and Lesley Traynor.