My last published poem for 2014 is another archaeology-themed one called ‘Reeds’, appearing in Jellyfish Whispers magazine. As I have mentioned before in previous posts, my debut poetry pamphlet, A Model Archaeologist (available from my publisher Eyewear Publishing and from my online store Meandi Books) is forthcoming in June 2015 from Eyewear Publishing’s 20/20 series.


‘Reeds’ is a good fit for Jellyfish Whispers as the magazine publishes nature-themed verse. Three of my poems appeared in the December 2013 issue last year too. But, like my poem Survival Skills published in The Commonline Journal earlier this month, I drew on my experiences of studying Archaeology for my inspiration this time, in preparation for my pending pamphlet collection. Archaeological verse is appropriate for the end of the year, since it is a study of the past. Aren’t we all reflective of the past as we approach Old Year’s Eve? Onwards and upwards, I say. Hope all you fellow writers out there set some good New Year writing resolutions. Happy 2015 to all my followers. Your readership helps keep me writing too! 🙂

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is a novelist and poet. Her debut novel, Gods of Avalon Road was published by Blossom Spring Publishing in October 2019 and her second novel, The Buddha's Bone is forthcoming in October 2021. Leilanie has also published three poetry collections: The Redundancy of Tautology (Cyberwit, 2021); Chemotherapy for the Soul (Fowlpox Press, 2017); A Model Archaeologist (Eyewear Publishing, 2015) and two self-published pamphlets: Toebirds and Woodlice (Meandi Books, 2012); Metamorphosis of Woman (Meandi Books, 2012), satirical novella Zombie Reflux (Meandi Books, 2014) and surreal novelette, Til Death do us Boneapart (Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, 2017). Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in Belfast with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of educational books. Literary blog: Meandi Books: Bindweed Magazine:

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