Icy winds may moan (and by golly they do) but nothing stops good poetry reaching its readers.
South Bank Poetry launched its 14th issue to a packed audience at the Poetry Cafe last week – so crowded I got shoe-horned in behind the lift! Along with a number of other contributors, including Paul Stephenson, Chris Hardy and Peter Ebsworth, I was invited to read my poems: ‘Sudden Snow’ explores the existential aspects of building a snowman, whilst ‘Forbidden Fruit, SW16’ is a cautionary tale of elderberry-picking on a south London street.
South Bank Poetry magazine is available from a number of bookshops, including Foyles at the Royal Festival Hall, and the National Theatre bookshop. Or you can order from South Bank Poetry, 74 Sylvan Road, SE19 2RZ (price £4.30 incl p&p).
Visit the Prole website at: www.prolebooks.co.uk to order a copy of Issue 9, or to set up a subscription.