To anyone who knows me, it is no secret that I am huge fan of the poet, Jonathan Humble. I was thrilled to read his exquisite poem in the highly anticipated second issue of Barren Magazine.

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Very pleased to have a poem in the second issue of Barren Magazine today, wonderfully illustrated by the photography of Matthew Yates. The online publication was due out on October 1st, but it was released early to the overwhelming approval of the growing number of folk who are aware of its existence. My own contribution Forty Years On looks back at an attack on a young ash tree and what it triggers as a result; a bit personal this one but it feels OK to share.

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As an aside, I am very flattered by the positive feedback from my two favourite US poets (I hope they know who they are) and I would like them to realise how much their encouragement has meant at a time when confidence in what I’m writing has been wavering ever so slightly. Thank you : ) xx

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