Events – BurnedThumb


Short Hiatus

Owing to the recent death of my mother, there will be no newsletter in October, and no new posts until the 23rd November. Love and peace to you all!

October 26, 2020 0

InterlitQ Poetry

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. Then a light-hearted piece which someone aptly described as ‘a bit of earth porn’ and…
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October 12, 2020 0

Latest InterlitQ Article

September 29, 2020 0

New InterlitQ article

Here is the link to mine, but while you’re there, you might also like this, from Pippa Little:

August 31, 2020 0

Poets’ Directory

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…
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August 5, 2020 0

New article on InterlitQ

here it is. About the fallout from lockdown, and learning respect for emotional responses. It’s Been Emotional, an article by Elizabeth Rimmer

July 24, 2020 0

Lockdown Poem on InterlitQ

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.  

June 20, 2020 0

Write Out Loud

Neil Leadbeater very kindly asked to interview me for the Write Out Loud website, and you can see the result here: On the same site you can also find Neil’s review of Haggards I am very grateful to Neil for the fascinating questions, and for giving me this opportunity.

June 3, 2020 0

Not too much happening, except on line, but you can read one of my poems – and so much more – here Part 2 is now on line, with a theme of trees and forests

May 28, 2020 0

Writing about Climate Change

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.

January 20, 2020 0