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.

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‘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 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: https://mailchi.mp/17e6ca162ff3/leilanie-stewart-author

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