New Poetries blog now online

Carcanet Press have set up a new website and blog ( focused on their series of New Poetries anthologies (my poetry features in the forthcoming New Poetries V, published this October). The site has vibrant short pieces by contributors on (other contributors’) poems, gossip, argument, provocation, links to related sites and so on. It provides both a great taster of the forthcoming anthology and also a forum for debate and discussion by poets on poets and poetry. I’ve written a short piece about Lucy Tunstall’s poem ‘Aunt Jane’, which is now up on the site. I think it’s a lovely, bittersweet poem with some wonderful use of language to create an almost physically entrapping effect for the reader.