If you’re looking for something to read over these long winter months, you might like to try one of these four outstanding publications featuring work by OU Poets:
Sue Spiers kept a diary related to life under lockdown: each day she wrote a number of Tweets titled #dailyhaiku capturing her experiences. ‘Plague‘ brings these senryu together in one superb publication.
Nominated for the 2020 Michael Marks Award for Pamhlets, Nigel Kent’s ‘Psychopathogen‘ explores the effects of exceptional times on unexceptional people.
‘The Alchemy of 42’ by Polly Stretton is dark, speculative, and sometimes bizarre—these are her lenses and through them we view scenes that comfort and distress, thrill and mesmerise.
Finally there’s ‘Beyond the Storm’, the anthology of the Write Out Loud Competition on the Covid-19 Pandemic, which features poems by OU Poets, Kate Young and finalist, Paul Williams.