This won’t be out until Spring 2012, but I’m very proud of it, so thought I’d share the front cover. Two of my poems, on the Ruff and Red-Breasted Merganser respectively, will feature in this Sidekick Books anthology:
The first Birdbook is out now and is a truly excellent mix of illustrations and poetry by writers such as Emily Hasler, Rachael Allen, Simon Barraclough, the aptly named Julia Bird, Roddy Lumsden, and Chrissy Williams among many others.
The brains behind Sidekick Books are also the editors of Fuselit, a gorgeous themed and hand-crafted magazine, and coincidentally one of my very first publications (the poem was ‘The Vixen’s Wail’ for the Fox issue).
I have only good things to say about editors Kirsten Irving and Jon Stone, unlike many editors they provide thorough feedback. They are also excellent poets in their own rights with forthcoming collections with Salt Publishing. I reviewed one of their collaborative pamphlets here if you want an easy introduction into their work.