It was a pleasure to edit the UK edition of Poetrybay. And for me, it was a celebration of 10 years of poetry road trips in the US, spanning East and West Coasts and the Mid West and 10 years of being an Associate Editor of Poetrybay.
I had a core group of poets to draw upon whose work I admire and whom I know personally. I widened it out to invite poets whose work I enjoy but who I didn’t personally know. After that it was a further rippling out to include poets from different parts of the UK and to get a balance between male and female poets.
I’m thrilled with the outcome.
To all the poets: thank you. And to dear friend and poet George Wallace, thanks for inviting me to undertake this project.