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Paper Nautilus

A poem I wrote in the Spring about seeing a big moon in some clouds is out now in this year’s edition of Paper Nautilus. Most importantly, check out the cover!

The Adroit Journal

A hoard of poems from the Adroit summer workshop are now online, including a sonnet I wrote about an awkward encounter between two old college pals. Visit adroit.co.nr, click “More” and “Summer Workshop” and you can read them all.

Eunoia Review

Three new poems now online at Eunoia: 296, a translation of “Confession”, one of my favourite Baudelaire poems; 321, a little study of a tropical bird; 322, a piece based on one of Cézanne’s smaller “Bathers” paintings. Eunoia runs through WordPress, so if you like the work, give it an up or a reblog. Cheers!


The 22 Magazine Blog

New poem now up in the online wing of The 22 Magazine:


Danse Macabre (cont.)

A poem of mine about a hawk, written in the spring of 2012, just went online at Danse Macabre. Exciting stuff coming in the next week or so.

Off the Coast

The summer 2013 issue of Off the Coast, “Calling Down Lightning”, is available to order here. Inside you’ll find a poem I wrote. Fun fact: Off the Coast, based in the bit of Maine closest to New Brunswick, is published further to the East than any other poetry magazine in the US. Also, I happen to be going on a trip to Maine in a matter of days.

Cover image, Summer 2013 issue, photo: Eleanor Leone Bennett

Agave Magazine Issue 1

Two new poems of mine grace the pages of Agave Magazine‘s first issue, which you can read as a PDF. The first is a conflagration of the Odilon Redon painting “Ophelia” and one of my favourite scenes from the John Cassavetes movie Love Streams. The second takes Gauguin’s 1890 painting “Nirvana” as its subject.


Vector Press Issue 2

The second issue of Vector Press is available to pre-order, and it contains three poems I wrote last year. Like a lot of what I was writing at the time, they use a lot of pastoral imagery. Genießen Sie!

Whisperings Vol. 2 Issue 2

The summer issue of Whisperings is out, containing the next eight poems in their current serialisation of Afterworks. The poems in this set are based on paintings by Cézanne, Picasso, Sérusier, Toulouse-Lautrec and others. See Magcloud to view the whole issue online, download it as a free PDF, or order a print copy.


Pacifica Vol. 1 Issue 2

Pacifica have just rolled out their new website and with it their new issue, into which I managed to sneak a poem written while I was working on Afterworks, and a more recent translation of a Rimbaud poem (about Napoleon III’s disappointed career ambitions, of all things). The former is still available to read on the new website, which is very pretty. The latter you’ll have to cough up for. The launch party got a nice write-up in Seattle’s The Stranger.