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Envoi Poetry Magazine

Longstanding litmag reviews Limehaven

Poetry magazine Envoi is currently celebrating its 60th anniversary. Packed with poetry and reviews, the magazine showcases work by new and established writers. Issue 175 included generous coverage of Limehaven by reviewer Robin Houghton. Describing the poetry collection, Robin wrote:…

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Brittle Star

Limehaven poetry book reviewed in Brittle Star

Thanks to poet Paul Blake for his comprehensive review of Limehaven (IRON Press) in the latest issue of literary magazine Brittle Star. Paul discussed several of the book's poems in depth and wrote that: "...the language is simple, there is…

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In good company at the Northern Poetry Library

The Northern Poetry Library featured in the Journal's Culture magazine in an interesting interview with two of its current poets in residence, Lisa Matthews and Jo Colley. Described as a ‘storehouse of words’, the library houses the largest collection of…

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Limehaven features in Readers’ Lives top five picks

Thanks to poet and community arts activist Elaine Cusack for featuring Limehaven as one her top five books in May's Readers' Lives column for the Journal's Culture magazine. Reviewing Limehaven, Elaine wrote: "It's the best debut collection I've read in…

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Inpress poem of the week

Thanks to Yen-yen Lu from Inpress Books for choosing Powder Puff (from Limehaven) as her poem of the week. Yen-yen commented on the poem's "detailed and delicate imagery."

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Picture the Poet wins ‘paper of the month’

Congratulations to Picture the Poet project leader Louise Taylor for publishing a beautifully designed brochure showcasing work by young photographers and local poets. The publication won Newspaper Club's Paper of the Month award and is also featured on the National…

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Vicky Arthurs By Beth Cutting

Young photographers picture the poet

Poet Vicky Arthurs at Sunderland Winter Gardens, photographed by Beth Cutting. Young photographers from Sunderland will have their work displayed alongside photographic portraits of well-known poets from the National Portrait Gallery's collection. Guided by documentary photographer Louise Taylor, seven students…

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Limehaven Cover

Limehaven cover delights booksellers

Congratulations to illustrator Kate Heiss, whose cover design for Limehaven was singled out for praise by independent booksellers Inpress Books. Inpress described Kate's work as "one of this season's most gorgeous covers – perfectly reflecting the charm, natural world subjects…

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The Journal Culture Magazine Cover

Five books that inspired me

Thanks to The Journal's Culture magazine for inviting me to write an article for their June Readers' Lives feature. Writing about books that inspired me was a real pleasure - the challenge was limiting myself to just five books! Read…

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