Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Magazines and Anthologies 2017

I'm delighted to have had poems in the following magazines and anthologies - big thanks to all the editors! Some recommendations of my poetry and reviews at the end of the blog. 

Blimey! Just looked, my first poems were published in 2002 by Envoi, ed. Roger Elkin

Poems have appeared in a variety of anthologies and magazines in the UK, Italy and North America, including: Orbis, Tears in the Fence, Obsessed with Pipework, Rain Dog, Envoi, Smoke, Southlight, Seventh Quarry, Poetry Cornwall, Citizen 32, Diamond Twig, And Other Poets, The Poetry Shed, Mediterranean Poetry, InterlitQ, Jacket2, Cumbria magazine, The Dalesman, Zaum, Cezanne's Carrot and more!

UK anthologies:
Sculpted – Poetry of the North West; Running Before The Wind and The Price of Gold, Greyhen Press; On a Bat’s Wing (Five Leaves Press), Simply Connect (Cinnamon Press), Not a Drop – Just Oceans of Poetry; My Dear Watson – The Very Elements in Poetry; Heavenly Bodies – a constellation of poetry Beautiful Dragons Press; The Raspberry and the Rowan (Cumbria Wildlife Trust); The Other Side of Sleep, Arachne Press; Live from Worktown 2014; The Cockermouth Poets, River Press Cockermouth; Watershed, Harestone Press; Both Sides of Hadrian’s Wall, Selkirk Lapwing Press; Advice on Proposals (Jane Austen), The Scratching of Pens (Brontes) Like This Press; The Land Songs with Joan Poulson, Geraldine Green and Charles Johnson (Flarestack)

USA anthologies:
Stone Renga ed. by Alan Berecka and Tom Murphy
Primal Sanities – A Tribute to Walt Whitman (Allbook Books);
Elegant Rage – A Poetic Tribute to Woody Guthrie; From Maspeth to Montauk and Beyond, The North Sea Poetry Scene Press; Inspire the Planet, IGotMuse.com

Italy: anthology
Hortus Conclusus, Poetry on the Lake, ed. Gabriel Griffin

For Rhino in a Shrinking World, The Poets Printery, ed. Harry Owen

Online magazines I've been published in include:
Ink, Sweat & Tears


And other poems

The Poetry Shed

Peony Moon

The Stare's Nest

The National Trust Project Write on the Gondola


The Skin … there’s a freshness about her work that brought tears to my eyes. Real tears, like a child’s.” – Anne Stevenson, Mslexia OctNovDec 2003

Geraldine Green’s passion for and knowledge of the natural world and its spiritual energies has its roots and takes its cue from home ground, her native Cumbria.  She has noted her ‘long and deep connection’ with Cumbria. She draws inspiration from light over water, tidal energy, the intent of the land combined with rich tellings of family and local memory.  But her poems and prose-poems also travel the roads and the seas:  from Cumbria to Kansas, New Mexico, Spain, Greece, New York, Skye and Turkey.  

This poet takes her place in contemporary poetry with work that shines with joy in and respect for language.  The vitality of life’s many experiences are evoked here with all the senses. - Penelope Shuttle

"Geraldine Green’s poems are alert to landscape, seasons, rootedness that draws from deep aquifers of language, change that flits like cloud shadows across the page. Some seemed light as thistle heads but proved enduringly strong, rich with seed. As I read, I almost expected goldfinches to feed alongside me with their otherworldly attentiveness. But that attentiveness was all hers." - Graham Mort

 “Passio is a high-wire act where risk, desire and accomplishment create poems of precarious and touching beauty. There is a mythic quality to much of the work here; each poem a mantra of what is possible if we’re prepared to become – and remain – astonished by our lives.” – Professor Graham Mort

“Her personal travails find quiet relief in the memories of her pilgrimage and travel, which in turn generously spice her poems. She conveys memories so naturally, whether imagined, evolutionary, or conscious. The past is always present through language and memory. They don’t exist without each other.” – Mary Jo Malo – Unlikely Stories

“Geraldine Green has to invent her own language to express her wonder and pity for the wasted world and its oiled words” – Giles Darvill, Reviewer, SOUTH Magazine

 “And with both exuberance and sadness, on an uncharted adventure and uncertain in a backwater, and with a language that’s new-found, new-made for what is needed.” – David Hart, Freelance Writer/Poet

“Geraldine writes like no-one else, with a visionary imagination that seems in a direct line from Blake and the English Romantics.” – Charles Johnson, Poet, Editor, Obsessed with Pipework

“Her infectious enthusiasm informs a created world which integrates the vocabulary of her locality with the universality of transcendent vision” – George Wallace NY Poet

“The Beloit Poetry, one of America’s most venerable, famously reads submissions aloud. If they read Geraldine Green’s poems aloud they will think inevitably of e e cummings’ regard for punctuation as impediment. Her very first poem, “Me and Janine,” is full of information and yet it tells its story—sings it—without punctuation simply because Green’s mind possesses unerring musicality. She thinks musically whereas some poets translate their thoughts into music. The difference shows up again and again in this remarkable, stylistically diverse manuscript, The Other Side of the Bridge.” – Djelloul Marbrook blogs at www.djelloulmarbrook.com  

 “These are poems of vivid and compelling energy. Nature is a living presence throughout these poems, which are spontaneous, alert, and rich in transformations. Landscape is this poet’s muse, be it her native Cumbria or Long Island or the Mid West.  Memory is also a rich seam for this poet.” – Review of The Other Side of the Bridge Penelope Shuttle

“Geraldine Green’s THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE delights with poems that travel from the Lake District to Greece to a Sac and Fox powwow in Oklahoma.  Green’s voice is fresh and full of verve.  Her sharp sense of place is presented in a fusion of past and present.  Her unique music and ability to capture personality through her characters’ chatter enlivens her work.  She sees the world as lush and does not skimp in invoking its magic, mystery and myths.  Readers can never be sure where her words will carry them, even from the beginning of a phrase to the end of it.  The surprises may startle, but each leap of imagination and language quickly seems perfectly apt.  This is a volume to be read and re-read.” – Carol Hamilton, former Poet Laureate, Oklahoma

“These are poems brimming with deep generosity. Although a faithful chronicler of Northern life, she holds out her arms to people across the world. She is a listener, a storyteller, working carefully with language to find the colours of reality. She is concerned with humanity, showing tenderness and curiosity in intimate writing revelling in the joys of love, or in poems where she stands as a witness to other times, other places, unafraid of the dark. Giving voice to those who often go unheard, she widens our knowledge and engages our imagination.” – Rose Flint

Roger Elkin, Envoi

“The sensitive recreation of your experiences is enviable - a fine ear for sound!”

Polly Bird, New Hope International, The Skin Geraldine Green, (Flarestack)
“In this collection we have 35 poems that reach into the heart of the poet’s life.  They encompass not only a religious sensitivity and awareness of the flaws in God’s creations, but an empathy with the realities of the natural world."

Dr.John Ballam – New British Poetry 7, The Skin by Geraldine Green (Flarestack)

“[her work] is wordy, yet it sings, it is, in a way, both lyrical and prosy.  More importantly it is full of wondering, without ever becoming arch, and it is surreal, without ever loosening its uncertainties.  I liked the freely-ranging imagination of ‘And the Angel plucked at her clavichord’ which, in some ways reminiscent of D.H. Lawrence shifts both the focus and the tone from internal to external, subject to object with none ever far from scrutiny.”

Reviews on Salt Road:

Steven Matthews, Books Cumbria

Sue Sims, Poetry Space

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