Spring flowers are raising their heads through the cold earth and so am I. After a season's silence, here are some small flowerings:
*Poetry news! Infinite Difference: Other Poetries by UK Women Poets, edited by Carrie Etter (Shearsman 2010) launched in London last week to a standing room-only crowd. There's further events throughout the spring (see the link above). I'm incredibly proud to be a part of this awesome anthology, alongside some of my favourite writers such as Andrea Brady, founder of Barque Press -- look out for my review of her new book Wildfire some time soon in Hand + Star.
*In the April issue of Sight & Sound, I talk to filmmaker Warwick Thornton about his stunning, award-winning film Samson and Delilah, which is tonight's opening gala at the London Australian Film Festival. I'll be talking to Warwick on camera for the first Sight and Sound/BFI Live vodcast later this month... And in the snazzy new S&S blog, I have a career overview of the legendary Dorothy Arzner, whose films are the highlight of this year's London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
*Three issues in, and I'm loving my new job as Books Editor for DIVA: look out for next month's SEX issue! Small presses: we want your LGBTQ-related titles for review at DIVA Magazine, Unit M, Spectrum House, 32-34 Gordon House Road, London, NW5 1LP
*Other poetry news: I'm cooking with Sappho (via Anne Carson) in Issue 5 of Nine Arches' wonderful Under the Radar magazine and singing psalms with David in Issue 6 (forthcoming) of Brand magazine, who throw the greatest parties... More news on the issue launch later.