Fledge – two poems

Originally posted on The Poetry Village:
Today we celebrate the recent Maytree release, Fledge by Jonathan Humble. The collection of poems under the title ‘Fledge’ begins with a reflection on how a wild urban childhood and encounters with nature in adolescence have resonated in adult life. There is a strong nature theme running through the…

Magnetic Field: The Marsden Poems … a review

As a poet reviewing someone else’s poetry, I am acutely aware of how interpretation can be a massively subjective undertaking and as such, possibly at odds with the intentions and motivations driving the work. When the reviewee happens to be Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds, has been awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal…

Latest News From Maytree Press

Exciting times in the Poetry Village … read the latest from Marsden’s Maytree Press >>>>>>>> HERE !!! Maytree Press … Poetry Publishing in the Pennines Maytree have released their list of publications for 2020: Lucy Newlyn – February Amanda Huggins – February Green Fields Anthology – March Johanna Boal – March – three trees edition…

Green Fields #Festival

So very pleased to be on this list. Thank you Nick Allen and David Coldwell. Green Fields – The Guest List A nice piece about the anthology featuring Back To The Garden Back To The Garden  (after Joni Mitchell)

Mouse

Schrödinger’s Mouse Your love of my raspberries has resulted in this late evening walk in headtorch, to hedges of hazel and blackthorn, far enough from home to foil ideas of return. Aware of owls ripping through moonlight, I kneel in damp fescue and sedge, clutching this tilt trap of quantum uncertainty; mouse or no mouse?…

Request from a mouse …

Hello Poetry World. May I make a request? My poem Schrödinger’s Mouse is appearing here on The Poetry Village website . I am very pleased and honoured about this, especially as the poetry is always accompanied by such lovely artwork. I wonder if you’d do me a massive favour by visiting the site and giving…