Poetry

I write about the things that matter to me: the natural world, extraordinary everyday places, finding the voices of unremembered lives.  I’m really interested in chronicles of recovery and restoration; the process of poetic archaeology which puts things back in their rightful place.  And I’m passionate about form and its creative potential – sometimes our structures are the things we need to set us free.

 

With my marketing background, I'm always really interested to know what people think of my work - so do please get in touch with your feedback, or write a review on Amazon or Goodreads if you have time. 

 

 

'THIS IS SERIOUSLY     GOOD POETRY'

John Lucas, London Grip

Awards
 

First Prize – Brittle Star Poetry Competition 2014

 

First Prize – Four Corners International Poetry Competition 2015

 

Highly Commended – Wenlock International Competition 2015

 

Commended – McLellan Prize 2015, Café Writers 2014, Cinnamon Press 2016

 

Shortlisted – Plough Prize 2015 & 2016, Bridport Prize 2014 & 2015, Second Light 2014

 

Published

 

Black Balloon

Brittle Star

Emma Press

Guardian BookBlog

Left Lion

Magma

Poetic Republic

The Interpreter’s House

 

 

 

Lighten Up Online

Poetry Lostock

Second Light

Skylark Review

Stonewood Press

The Rialto

Valley Press

© 2016 Di Slaney