Wish by Katerina Neocleous

It is Tuesday morning and I’ve just abandoned re-building the dry stone wall that contains our front garden. I’ve also battened down the greenhouse hatches because Storm Brendan is threatening to throw a tantrum and my fingers have gone numb in a bitter wind. Drying off a damp beard and changing out of soggy clothing,…

Keepsake by Kayleigh Campbell

The gentle thud of post at the front door signals the coming of Kayleigh Campbell’s Keepsake, number 7 in the impressive list of work published in 2019 by  Maytree Press. As is my wont, I read the title poem first. I know … I am a heathen, literally and figuratively; often skipping to the middle…

A coffee between two rivers

Still adjusting to part-time teaching, I thought I’d indulge myself with a poetry purchase from those lovely folk at Maytree Press and use my newly acquired freedom to read it at what has become a favourite coffee haunt in Kendal, About Time Espresso Bar down the New Shambles. The book in question is between two…