I'm delighted that one of my poems, 'Craic', has been commended by Jo Bell in the Buzzwords Poetry Competition. To celebrate, in my final poetry podcast of the year (I'm doing a podcast each month, if I can), I read it along with a few other poems that have done well in competitions over the years. It's interesting to see how many of them involve fictional husbands or other kinds of love interest. Perhaps I should be writing less nature poetry and more love poems! You can listen to the podcast here.
One of the poems I read is 'Oaks', which was one of the winners of a love poetry competition run by Leaf books (appropriately enough!). This is one of the poems in my pamphlet A-B-Tree, which you can still get postage free until the end of the year and for each copy sold this year I'm making a donation to a woodland charity, either my local Culag Woods or Reforesting Scotland. You can get A-B-Tree here.