House of the Tragic Poet

Happy days!

Available for pre-order now, my new pamphlet House of the Tragic Poet, published by Sam Riviere’s gorgeous If A Leaf Falls Press.

These poems came about because I watched a documentary about a house in Pompeii called, wonderfully, ‘The House of the Tragic Poet‘, and wrote a poem about that house.  Then that poem disappeared off my computer.  I tried everything I could to get it back but it was gone for good.  So I tried to rewrite it, and it wasn’t quite what I remembered the lost one being, so I wrote it again, and again… at one point there were about 30 poems, all with the same title, all pursuing something lost and making something new in the process.  The poems in this pamphlet are what remain.

It is a great honour to be working with Sam, whose editorial input has been invaluable.  Do check out all the amazing poets Sam has been working with, and if you like the look of the new books, get them fast – they sell out like hot cakes.