I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has read and supported this blog through the last year. 2016 promises much excitement with new projects in the stocks and an opportunity to finish the novel. I look forward to sharing the headlines with you! Wishing you all a creative and joyous New Year!
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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 20 trips to carry that many people.
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Blazing seems a good word for this post. Appropriately seasonal in a pagan kind of a way. Blazing: crackling and spitting like a split log on a warm fire or perhaps, a series of fresh nicks on tree trunks showing the way through the forest. The people I want to thank share in both these meanings!
So here they are. This is not a complete list but Part One, at least.
Thank you to
York Launch of Annexe Magazine Pamphlets
- Tideway Poets and Unruly Writers (the London group and the wider group in Oxford, France, USA and across the world), my two extended (writing) families.
- Jacqueline Saphra, Vout-O-Reenees and all the poets who took part in the recent Poem-A-Thon for Refugees plus all those who supported the event through sponsorship or attending.We are nearly up to £20,000 with the combination of sponsorship and donations on the day. The Just Giving page is still open for a few more days for any last gifts.https://www.justgiving.com/teams/poemsforrefugees
Flyer designed by Sophie Herxheimer
- Steven J. Fowler, Poetry School and all my fellow students for the exciting and inspiring Mondo (Global Avant-Garde) course.
- Cathy Park Hong and Sandeep Parmar for writing two of the most thought-provoking and significant articles I have read this year. Cathy Park Hong https://newrepublic.com/article/122985/new-movement-american-poetry-not-kenneth-goldsmith Sandeep Parmar https://lareviewofbooks.org/essay/not-a-british-subject-race-and-poetry-in-the-uk/
- Jude Cowan Montague and her News Agents show https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/playlists/the-news-agents/
- Carrie Etter for her work on the Forward prizes this year and for sharing her Anne Carson passion.
- MKC and VB for their massive generosity and FC and AC for turning up to support their Auntie at the London launch!
Post-London Launch Tube Party
- YOU ALL FOR READING THIS BLOG!
Blaze on! Here’s to 2016!