I love this review of the recently released collection of poetry by my talented friend, Sarah Russell – Scintilla review
I’ve read many of Sarah’s poems individually, and also this collection as a whole. It’s a powerful collection, nicely summarized by this review.
Purchase details and lots of beautiful writing can be found on Sarah’s site, here – Sarah Russell Poetry
Congratulations, Sarah 🙂
She tells me her pain is a squall,
sudden and vicious, like a flash
storm whipping in from Bass Strait
to batter King Island.
Do you remember our Island, Garth?
Her doctors build shelters; nurses
batten hatches, but this tempest
won’t blow over. She says her pain is a vulture now,
circling the desert on threadbare wings.
A glass of water if you please, Garth?
With beak and claw, it slashes and rips
nerve endings, drinks color from her eyes.
The pain is no longer squall or vulture,
she whispers, but a flutter of pages.
One last story before bed, dear Garth?
I don’t tell her that I’m her grandson—
not her brother Garth, stolen by war.
She’s a thin sheet stretched over an empty
bed; a gull’s cry on the wind.
– Ryan Stone
first published by Eunoia Review, June 2019
A big thank you to Paul and the team at Algebra of Owls for publishing my poem – First Deaths.
My thanks to Sandy, the editor of Night Garden Journal, for publishing my poem This House.
It’s always nice when a poem finds a home. Night Garden Journal is a place of mystery, magic and shadows – well worth a visit if you’re not afraid of the dark.
Here’s the link if you’d like a look: This House at Night Garden Journal
Hi, gang. I apologize for being absent for awhile – a nasty wrist injury has kept me away from my computer and in a bit of a slump as I’m forced to consider the effect it will have on my career.
Thankfully a ray of sunshine arrived in the form of a new poem – For the Girl in the Grove – published on one of my favourite poetry sites – Algebra of Owls.
This link will take you there if you’d like a look – For the Girl in the Grove
I’d also like to thank Paul and his editorial team – Algebra of Owls is a wonderful site and the staff do such a great job reading and responding to submissions. Definitely a site to check out if you haven’t visited before.
Enjoy your weekend 🙂
Many thanks to Sandy, editor of the wonderful online journal Poppy Road Review, for publishing my poem Riders in the Night today.
I’m so happy to see this poem on one of my daily-visit poetry sites, alongside so many fine poems. Please drop by if you have a moment – Poppy Road Review
I’m so happy to see my poem, Stillborn, published alongside some truly excellent writing in the August edition of Red River Review.
Please have a look if you have some time, there is some really great poetry this month. Click on the August 2017 link at the top of the page – Red River Review
Friday afternoon has just rolled in to Melbourne, Australia – I wish you all a wonderful weekend when it makes it to your individual part of the world.
Black Poppy Review is my favourite place to find poetry of a darker nature.
Sandy has amassed a superb collection of writing exploring themes of horror, the supernatural, gothic, dark fairy tales, ghosts and many other disturbing things.
Today I’m excited to have a new poem published in the journal – Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?
Please have a look and let me know your thoughts. It’s a wonderful, creepy journal and well-worth exploring.
I subscribe to a number of online poetry sites in order to receive my daily dose of poetry. One of my favourites is Autumn Sky Daily Poetry. Editor, Christine Klocek-Lim, selects a wonderful and varied array of poetry for her site and has introduced me to many new poets as well as reacquainting me with some great vintage verse.
I was so excited when today’s Autumn Sky email arrived and I saw my poem – Unburied Hatchet – featured on the site. Thank you, Christine.
This link will take you to my poem if you’re interested: Unburied Hatchet at Autumn Sky Daily Poetry.
If you’re looking for fresh and engaging poetry in your inbox each day, I can’t recommend this site highly enough.
My dear friend, Sarah, has joined the wonderful world of WordPress. An incredibly talented poet and author, Sarah’s blog is one you won’t want to miss.
As well as her exciting poetry, Sarah offers a weekly post full of great writing prompts to beat off those dreaded blank page views. She was also kind enough to feature my poem, The Weight.
You can read my poem here: The Weight @ SarahRussellPoetry
And please have a look around the site while you’re there, you won’t be disappointed 🙂