Written in conversation with snails, slime moulds and spookfish, the other body sees Flo Reynolds explore inter-species relationships and the ways in which the human body is inextricable from worlds beyond its perception. By turns playful and contemplative, the central sequence coalesces and disassembles into something like love poems, equally for creatures embodied in “tissue + rib + aura” and those whose forms are wondrously different.
Watch the video of the launch of the other body, hosted by Guillemot Press on 14 October 2021. Flo read alongside Petals Kalulé and Clarissa Alvarez.
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My guide to getting your poetry published is available on the National Centre for Writing website, in written and audio formats. Read and listen here.
Whether you’re just starting out or are already building your poetry career, submitting to journals, entering competitions and sending manuscripts to publishers are great ways to develop your readership. As you progress and build your writer’s CV, you may even be sought out and paid for your work.
My guide to submitting your work for publication is gleaned from ten years’ experience of successes and mistakes, acceptances and rejections. These are tried and tested methods that I use myself and that can help all poets to stay creative and organised – no matter your style or level of experience.
In the guide, I’ll take you through how to prepare and keep track of your submissions, some do’s and don’t’s when approaching editors, and other ways that you can build your poetry profile.
Read and listen to the guide here, and take your poetry practice to a new level.
Listen to my poem “magic fortune fish”
“magic fortune fish” is published in issue 4 of Fruit Journal. Here you can listen to an audio recording of me reading the poem. You can read along over at Fruit and check out my other publications on my Writing page.