Fine Poetry Podcast, Episode 16

This episode was recorded in the Spring of 2020. Anna Fruen and I discuss poetry, lockdown life, and colour -coding poetry collections. You can find us on Twitter @FinaStarGuard and @BootsMcGoot. Anna also co-hosts the podcast What's In A Name (@WIANpodcast on Twitter). If you want to tweet about the show, please use the #FinePoetryPod.…

Fine Poetry Podcast, Episode 14

The first in a series of episodes in which I flip through my previous notebooks, starting with the oldest. There is much to discover! The first notebook I filled. It holds drafts for my first novel, written from when I was 12 to when I was 16.   A map from my first novel in…

Fine Poetry Podcast, Episode 12

Last week's episode featured the poem "Etiquette" by Christina Thatcher from her collection More Than You Were.  As always, you can find the podcast on podbean or by searching for Fine Poetry Podcast on Apple Podcasts.   Source: Thatcher, Christina. More Than You Were. Parthian, 2017. Available here.   You can find Christina on Twitter…

Seemannsgarn

Nach einigen Jahren im Bäckerhandwerk entwickelte mein Großvater eine Mehlallergie. Schwellungen krochen seine Hände hinauf, umschlossen seine Handgelenke und Oberarme. Von seinem Beruf blieben ihm nur die Buttercremetorten, die meine Mutter nach seinem Rezept backt. Mein Großvater wandte sich der See zu. War er nicht in der Marine gewesen? Er fand sich auf einem Kutter…

Eyes up

She would take the long way home. It was only afternoon, still light outside. She would be perfectly safe. She had left the tram at the last convenient stop, thinking the sky was too bright, the air too mild to miss out on a walk. When she had stepped down onto the pavement, she had…