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 an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has written four novels, including award-winning ghost horror, The Blue Man, as well as three poetry collections. Her writing confronts the nature of self; her novels feature main characters on a dark psychological journey who have a crisis of identity and create a new sense of being. 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 literary journal with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from publishing pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary lad, a voracious reader of sea monster books. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

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