Last month I reviewed Ken W Simpson’s poetry collection, Patterns of Perception on my blog. This month my review has been published in the March issue of Ashvamegh magazine. Ken has had much success with his new collection and I hope his promotion work continues to bring his poetry to a wider audience all over the world.

Zen Dog - copyright Edward Monkton

Zen Dog – copyright Edward Monkton

During the past month I have contributed to editing and selecting poems for publication in Ashvamegh. Although I have previously edited anthologies of poetry by young people for publication, joining the editorial board of Ashvamegh has been a new experience in terms of reading and editing work by adults.


A person’s poetry, their bio and even their cover letter is their unique contribution to poetry, and to literature in general. It is a personal journey that has been adapted for an audience – ultimately you, as the reader. What they write speaks to everyone in a different way. In this sense, I feel privileged to be in a position to help share a poet’s work with a sea of unknown readers out there.

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. Leilanie has also published four poetry collections: Chemotherapy for the Soul (Fowlpox Press, 2017); A Model Archaeologist (Eyewear Publishing, 2015); 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 rambunctious toddler, a voracious reader of dinosaur board books. Literary blog: https://leilaniestewart.com/ Meandi Books: http://meandibooks.bigcartel.com/ Bindweed Magazine: https://bindweedmagazine.wordpress.com/

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