Poetry

My exciting residency at Oxfordshire County Council’s Historic Landscape Classification Project https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/oxfordshire-historic-landscape-characterisation-project finished at the end of July with a flourish – a day of exhibitions and readings at the Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock. I read from a pamphlet of 18 poems written in response to the mapping and landscape exercise. The pamphlet is called In Polygonia and is published by Oxfordfolio.

‘Eidolon’, won the inaugural Edward Thomas Fellowship Memorial Prize 2017.

‘The Other Woman’ was shortlised for the Winchester Poetry Festival price, 2016 and is included in the winner’s anthology Salt on the Coals.

‘Lumb Bank’ was Highly commended for the Walter Swann poetry prize and Ilkley Literature Festival, 2016.

Snakeskin How to stack logs (http://www.snakeskinpoetry.co.uk/235stacklogs.html),

She, Unmade, Wedding Dress (circa 1963), Imprint and Cut Glass, came out in Volume 6 of The Lamp (https://thelamp.itch.io/the-lamp-journal-volume-6)

Border Crossing and Llanystumdwy came out in Issue 6 of The Cardiff Review (February 2017).

Church Going, Rwanda came out in Issue 8 of the Irish Literary Review (February 2016) http://irishliteraryreview.com/poetry/church-going-rwanda-by-romola-parish

A review of Too Brave to Dream ‘new’ poems by R S Thomas in response to modern art came out in The Planet.

See here for a review of SciPo2019 Plants, Brain and the Imagination https://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/article/scipo-2019-plants-brain-and-the-imagination-0 – and look out for the upcoming anthology!

Ynys Enlli was noted as ‘worthy of special mention’ at the Welsh International Poetry Competition 2018.

Mind Field came out in The Projectionist’s Playground, Issue 9 (March 2019).

A flash fiction piece, Cobwebs came out in issue 25 (28 February 2019) of Three Drops from a Cauldron.

Scop Sweg, the Beowulf poet considers his composition was commended in the South Downs Poetry Festival Binsted Prize (May 2019) https://www.binsted.org/poetry-comp-19

Dior was long listed for the Fish Publishing Poetry Prize (June 2019)

Stuntesfeld came out in the 500th Edition of Stonesfield Slate (March 2020) – the poem is from the collection In Polygonia. Another poem about the village, Stonesfield, was also published in the Slate in April 2018 (https://stonesfield.online/poem-about-stonesfield/) Stuntesfeld came out on the cover!IMG_0186.jpg