Congratulations to Janis Freegard on the publication this week of her new collection of poems, The Glass Rooster (AUP), and her novel The Year of Falling (Makaro Press) – very much looking forward to reading both of these.
I’m also looking forward to Mary Cresswell’s new collection of ghazals and glosas, Fish Stories, due out from Canterbury University Press in a few weeks. (For three of her recent ghazals, click here.)
And in further good news, a ‘blue plaque’ honouring Dorothy Richardson has gone up in London, one hundred years after the publication of Pointed Roofs, the first of her Pilgrimage novels. Richardson was notable not only as a pioneer of ‘stream of consciousness’, but for her beautiful and acute writing about place, relationships, work, from a woman’s perspective. The novels defy summary as poems do and are not quite like anything else I’ve encountered. The plaque is in Woburn Walk, near St Pancras (an area in which Richardson lived and which also features in her work).