"When we read, we start at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out." - Vickie Karp
Thursday, 26 April 2012
I heard they gave her a strawberry heart
The new issue of Shearsman [91 & 92] has been released, which contains two poems of mine: 'Sirenum Scopuli' and 'I heard they gave her a strawberry heart.' Tony Frazer [the editor of the magazine] nominated one of my poems for The Forward Prize, which was very lovely of him.
If you'd like to read the magazine, you can buy a copy over here.
Jen Campbell is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' series, and 'The Bookshop Book.' She's also an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her poetry collection 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' is published by The Rialto and she is currently writing a short story collection. She runs a Booktube channel over at youtube.com/jenvcampbell
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From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, The Bookshop Book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, and looks at over three hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents (sadly, we’ve yet to build a bookshop down in the South Pole). The Bookshop Book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world.