Thursday, 19 May 2011
Since the dawn of my poetry writing "career" I've written X to the power of X poems. Most of them are rubbish. But like a mushroom on a turd, from the crap pile emerge two decent collections of words.
I've finally put together two manuscripts of poetry which I have written (pretty much) in the past 5 years. But I've no publisher - - see where this is headed? Use yer noggin'
As a lesser form I've sent them off to a few publishing folks in the past and had some mightily fine rejections including "we love this but you're not Welsh". Never have those words hurt so much.
So if you know a publisher who's just dying for mushrooms, send them my way and you can rub my belly. A couple of FREE samples (the first is free, after that you pay...any way you can) are below, which are the poems with the same names as the collections, "Barracuda" (a kind of surreal sea-side jaunt) and "How to Kill a Blackbird" (general bird genocide).
Click to enlarge. Ohh yeh you like that...