Ink Sweat & Tears have published a new poem, ‘Hymn of Rain’. Here’s to another barbecue summer!
Published by Anthony Wilson
I am a lecturer, poet and writing tutor. I work in teacher and medical education at the University of Exeter. My anthology Lifesaving Poems was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2015. In 2012 I published Riddance (Worple Press), a collection of poems, and Love for Now (Impress Books), a memoir, about my experience of cancer. My most recent books are Deck Shoes (Impress Books, 2019), a book of prose memoir and criticism, and The Afterlife (Worple Press, 2019). In 2023 I will publish The Wind and the Rain, my sixth collection of poems, with Blue Diode Press. My current research project, with Sue Dymoke from Nottingham Trent University and funded by the Foyle Foundation, is Young Poets' Stories: https://youngpoetsstories.com/. This blog is archived by the British Library. View all posts by Anthony Wilson
Great poem, sir! Mud might have a beef in this matter, though, and it tends to be sensitive about things.
Mud is sensitive.
Loves dishing it out. But can’t take it when the boot is on the other foot.
Thank you, as ever
Anthony, I believe you have mud figured out! This may need to be saved for another poem on the matter. Take care–J
Loved the poem and its (continental) drift! Still adore the dew-soak of an early-morning garden in spring, though! Edward Thomas’s ‘Except to prove the sweetness of a shower’ lurks modestly between your equally beautiful lines.
Thank you. I do love that Edward Thomas poem, so perhaps there is a ghost of it in there somewhere.
As ever with gratitude