Poem of the Month: Homage to Edwin Morgan

Homage to Edwin Morgan by Roy Fisher When Scotland shall secede, and lift itself clear of the yelping South, let the boundary be drawn again with tact. There must be room for the lately abandoned counties of England and the defectors drifting north. So have the southernmost frontier post set at the bridge by Derby …

The Song of the Sea Dragon

The Song of the Sea Dragon By Sue Weaver I’ve been here a long, long time, swimming deep, shimmering and swirling, taking shape – if you can call it that – from light and fire, star radiance, azure pearliness and moonshine. My Sea Dragon home is the ocean, all of it, that vast, never ending …

McLellan’s Legacy Goes International

This year’s McLellan Poetry Competition has now closed for entries and, if all goes to plan, by the time you read this Maura Dooley, this year’s the judge, will have completed her adjudication and the prizewinners will have been notified. Once again, after a slow start, interest built up to a frenzy during the final …

Poem for August

Mirror In my mother’s house is the friendly mirror, the only glass in which I look and think I see myself, think, yes, that’s what I think I’m like. that’s who I am. The only glass in which I look and smile. Just as this baby smiles at the baby who always smiles at her, …