Back in October 2011, I made the not-necessarily-epic decision to stop posting poems on this site, and to start up a poem of the week newsletter instead. So far it’s been a wild ride.

The good news is that the newsletter now has a grand total of forty-six subscribers! In addition, apart from a slight lapse over Christmas, I’ve managed to stick to my weekly schedule, with the result that I’ve now written ten brand-new poems!

On reflection, while it’s sometimes been a challenge to wake up every Monday morning and pen a fresh poem, the exercise has so far been really great for my spontaneity. It’s also been really heartening to get the occasional email from a subscriber in response to a particular poem. Here are the titles of the first ten:

(On the Tomb of) Noah Ray
Levelling
the feeling after fear
i remember 제주도
done tagging!
How the cold, dead moon stayed magnetic
Här kommer allihop!
collapse menu
mark all as read
meaningful adjacency request

If that list sounds even vaguely intriguing or tempting, do yourself a favour and subscribe.