Last night, Joseph Robert and I were at The Poetry Society’s Good versus Evil event at The Poetry Cafe in Covent Garden, London. Over fifteen poets read their verse during an evening of poetry and comedy, hosted by Paul McGrane. My lovely poet hubby and I participated in the fun of course – Joseph Robert involved in a comedy act, while I read four poems from my recently published collection, A Model Archaeologist (available from my publisher Eyewear Publishing and from my online store Meandi Books). Above is a sample reading of ‘Sandland’, one of my featured ‘evil’ poems:
This was my first reading of 2016, and a much-needed flexing of my performance-poetry muscles again, which were rusty after 7 months of litigation, not literature. Luckily my network of fellow poet/writer/editor connections have been very supportive in welcoming me back into the fold. I have been invited to perform at an upcoming literary festival in North London in June. More as it happens…watch this space!
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.
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