Following on my last post, I want to pay tribute to another erstwhile small press: Pure Francis. They originally published my poem, On Nights, online back in January, 2012. Unfortunately, their site has since disappeared completely and they haven’t posted anything on their Facebook page since 30/12/12. RIP Pure Francis. Thanks for your support.
Fortunately, in 2014 I resubmitted On Nights to a competition run by Kingston University’s creative writers’ blog (Words, Pauses, Noises) and it received an honorable mention! Next week, on 4/3/2015, Words, Pauses, Noises is launching their debut print anthology and I’ll be reading this poem along with some of the other competition winners. If you can, please come out and join us. (See flyer for details.)
Unfortunately, this event calls for another, more serious tribute. Professor Jim McGavran was scheduled to participate, but recently passed away. My sincerest condolences to his friends and family.