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!

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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