catalogue of unabashed gratitude – ross gay

Learning to Read #6 First impressions, when the book opens for you, are that this is a short line poet; lines of two or three or four single syllable words, few capitals, variable punctuation, elastic sentence structure. It’s not always true; “weeping” and “spoon”, for example, broaden into more substantial couplet poems, and the title poem… Continue reading catalogue of unabashed gratitude – ross gay

Café Writers Prize 2016

Learning to Read #5 You know how it is, you send a couple of poems off to a competition and you set your expectations with a bit of modesty and realism but also with some optimism too – mid table, maybe? Perhaps? Just possibly you’ve found the magic touch this time, somehow, a minor place or a commended??… Continue reading Café Writers Prize 2016