This month my poem, Survival Skills, is published in The Commonline Journal. It’s an archaeology-themed poem that I wrote from a memory of my undergraduate fieldwork study days. More of my archaeology-themed poems will be published in my debut pamphlet, A Model Archaeologist (available from my publisher Eyewear Publishing and from my online store Meandi Books), forthcoming in June 2015.

Did I ever have to use any of the techniques I wrote about in Survival Skills? Luckily not, though I had to rely on instinct on one or two occasions such as a narrow escape from my trench when the concrete truck started filling the pits and fun memories of sinking into glue-like mud!

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her writing centres around protagonists who are on a journey of self-discovery and who explore their identity by overcoming adversity. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry. In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing ezine, with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from literary pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of construction vehicle books. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

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