Just heard that two of my poems ‘Six Week Check’ and ‘Repeat Prescription’ have been accepted for this new NHS Anthology edited by Dr Katie Amiel and Deborah Alma and judged by Michael Rosen. It will be published in March 2020.
CALDER VALLEY POETRY – YORK READING – FOGGIN, NASH, STORR
John Foggin’s Dark Watchers: ‘Each poem in this collection is gift-wrapped in a rare richness of language … John Foggin is a poet at the top of his game and this is a collection that will stay with you long after the final note has been played.’ (Tom Weir)
The poems in Steve Nash’s Myth Gatherers are ‘desire paths, inviting us to find our own way through the rich, surreal, tender landscape he invokes, a world where silences are coloured in pencil, valleys brim with ‘intoxicating uncertainty’ and darkness is a benediction.’ (Helen Mort)
The launch event of my debut poetry pamphlet Heart Murmur on 22nd May, at Seven Arts, Leeds, was a great success. I am very grateful to Bob Horne of Calder Valley Poetry for offering to publish my poetry and suggesting a ‘blood red’ cover, as opposed to the alternative ‘stool brown’ option.
We had an audience of over 80 people and I was touched to see so many good friends and colleagues there. Further support came from poets Carole Bromley and John Foggin who both read their excellent work.
Bob Horne was delighted to have sold all of 77 copies of the pamphlet on the night. Although 15 of those were accounted for by my sister alone, it was still very encouraging. We’re already into a second print run.
I have a few copies for sale myself at £7.00, or go to the Calder Valley Poetry online bookshop where it can be ordered for £8.70 (inc p&p).