I am taking a break from writing brand new blog posts over the summer.
Instead of posting new work I am giving readers the chance to read material from the archives of my blog.
In no particular order, here are twenty of my favourite posts from the last four years.
To My Cancer
When you left me
I did not say goodbye.
I kissed you
then carried you outside.
You did not leave.
I am still saying goodbye.
To mark the 25th Anniversary of publishing The North, Peter and Ann Sansom invited 25 poets to write poems of 25 words about important events, private or public, from the last quarter-century.
The above poem will appear in Riddance, my forthcoming book from Worple Press.
This edition of the magazine also includes my review of Jo Shapcott’s wonderful Of Mutability.
First published April 14, 2011
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.
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Like good wine, good poems just get better with time…I’m enjoying your hiatus as I catch up with posts I missed. Like this one. Thank you…