Monday, July 27, 2009

The latest SHOp poetry magazine


A new SHOp mag http://www.theshop-poetry-magazine.ie/ is always an eagerly anticipated event at the castle and none more so than this summer issue which after about 5 years of dreaming/ trying has one of my photos on the front cover.Mucho gracias to Hilary and John Wakeman for their 'Jim 'll fix it' style dream come true. If nothing else happens I could (almost) rest easy with this.I'm not sure there is anything I wanted more.I have all 30 copies of the magazine from no. 1 in winter 1999 to no.30 summer 2009 and think it the finest poetry mag in the world.Everybody should be a SHOpkeeper.Now maybe if I could get another front cover and a poem in the same issue? Mmmm......

12 comments:

John Hayes said...

Congrats--I really like the look that photo.

Heather said...

As soon as I saw that front cover I thought what a fantastic photo - it is so striking in it's simplicity. Well done you - keep up the good work. I'm sure you'll work on fulfilling your ambition to have cover photo and poem in the same edition. By the way, the word verification is 'worke'!!

The Weaver of Grass said...

That is one beautiful photo TFE! Congrats!
I look forward to hearing on Wednesday from whence you get your inspiration! Am posting details later tonight or first thing tomorrow before the builders get stuck in with the pneumatic drill.

Niamh B said...

That's brilliant - well done. nice pic too.

Liz said...

Woo-hoo! TFE, what an honour to have a cover photo...will be getting my copy pronto once I touch on Irish soil - have a day in Dublin to seek it out.
Brillaint photo too - you are laying your mark...and rightly so...take a bow...and smell the roses! ; )

mimilove forever said...

*Round of applause* from the Mimilove camp!

And a big thank you for popping by and leaving such luvverly comment...I'm deeply chuffed, I don't know much about poetry or photography (or much else for that matter), but I know what I like n I love your stuff guvnor..."A1 Mouse on Brass Block" and "Summer's Day" being my particular faves :)

mimilove forever said...

Can I also just say that the word verification is "petcosh"...which is frankly just plain wrong!


:)

Totalfeckineejit said...

Thanks ,John, glad you like it :)

Hey,thanks Heather,kind words,the stylised starkness seemed to 'worke' :)

Thanks Weaver,have been struck dowm by some bug (virus/ bacteria not an insect)but should be able to join in.Interesting memme looking forward to the replies. :)

Tanx Mrs N, look out for Superman, he's Dublin bound!

Thanks Liz,hope you have a great time in Ireland.Winding stair should have a copy. Everything is coming up Roses but the manure is still there!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

big congrats!! fabulous photo, well deserved!

Niamh B said...

Beside myself with excitement here...

Jeanne Iris said...

Class, real class, TFE! LOVE that cover photo. Definitely, my crystal ball sees other cover photos in your future.

wv: ultuf: 'Ultuf it out when times are tuf.'

Totalfeckineejit said...

Mimiloveforever,you're welcome and thank you and glad you like brass mouse and Summer's day :)
Petcoshes and petbrushes (pets used as brooms a la Flintstones) should be banned, nasty!

Thank ye mucho WRW! :)

Hey Mrs Niamh now's the time to have a word with yerself! :)

You are a great judge of brilliance, Jeanne, Thank you.
Ps. What does the crystal ball say fot Tipp against Limerick in the semis??

Oh and Weaver,it may be cheaper than the dentist but don't let them near you with the pneumatic drill.I tried that once and I think so did Shane Mac Gowan.