Around the World: Landscapes & Cityscapes -New Anthology, Sweetcat Press

A new anthology by Sweetycat Press is now available, and I am thrilled that my poem ‘Queen Mary’s Rose Garden’ has been included. Around the World: Landscapes & Cityscapes is available on Amazon and Kindle.

From mountaintops to sea resorts, from highrise buildings to subways, across continents, on islands, in large cities, and at small and large landmarks, 200 contemporary poets from around the globe take you on their private journeys in this one-of-a-kind collection of poetry that will captivate you from cover to cover.

Here is the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Arou…/dp/B09KMG4D3V/ref=sr_1_4…

Necromancy

My first open mic since the pandemic!
Video Still by Garry Cook

Yesterday I went to see the punk poet Laura Taylor at Market Street Social, in Preston. She performed some of her stunning work, including pieces from her new book “Speaking In Tongues.” I particularly enjoyed the more nuanced poems, such as “Senescence” and one about her childhood. There was an open mic before and after her performance, so I read my poem Necromancy. Thanks to Laura Taylor for giving poets a chance to share their work, and thanks to organiser, Garry Cook.

Necromancy

You send him urgent texts
but he no longer tolerates
your soup, solicitude
and homilies on fatherhood;
the man you wanted him to be
is gone, another fills his shoes.

As above, so below -
reflect on this
then wield your will;
harness the stars
and your inner hell,
from its event horizon.

One night when you're in bed
he'll rock up at your door
with a girl half his age
a wired grin and a lump of hash
he swears is an eighth,
asking for some extra cash.

He's left the engine running
and distorted bass
is waking half the street:
death has reworked your beloved.
Too late you recall the warning,
not to bring him back.


First published by Outlaw Poetry
and in Wish (Maytree Press).

https://www.ents24.com/preston-events/market-street-social/laura-taylor/6295584

https://outlawpoetry.com/tag/necromancy/

https://maytreepress.co.uk/2019/06/02/wish-katerina-neocleous/

https://lancashiretimes.co.uk/article/Review-Wish-by-Katerina-Neocleous

New poems published – The Utopia Project #Issue One, July 2020

Thanks to editors Christopher James and James Middleton, of The Utopia Project – a smart new zine with an inspiring mission; “.. publishing work that uses its creative voice to speak to the political realities that we face, as individuals and in our communities, and to put forward a positive vision of what lies ahead.” This issue explores concepts of time.

Follow the link for more information on the inaugural issue:
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